Possible Effects Will Occur After Meningiomatosis Surgery?
Good morning doctor. I want to ask a neurologist, this is I was diagnosed with Meningiomatosis, now I will do the treatment by way of nerve surgery. What is the success rate of the operation? After surgery my mother will not get sick again, or is there a possibility of the disease appearing again? What are the effects after performing a neurosurgery? Thank you
Hello Devy, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Meningomas are tumors formed in the meninges. Meninges itself is a protective layer of the brain and spine. Meningiomas are very rarely detected because they are included in tumors whose development is very slow and includes benign tumors, so that complaints will not appear or only mild symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, etc.
Some of the symptoms that can occur in meningiomas are persistent headache, and weight gain, decreased olfaction, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, impaired memory, impaired body movements, etc. Until now, the exact cause of meningioma is unknown. But several factors thought to be related to this disease are Obesity, women, radiotherapy, neurofibromatosis type 2.
The diagnosis of this disease will be made based on the CT scan and MRI. After being established, if the complaint gets worse, the doctor will recommend surgery to remove all or part of the tumor tissue. In cases where the tumor is too close or attached to brain / spinal tissue, the doctor cannot remove the entire tumor tissue.
Every surgical procedure certainly has risks, including the operation you are about to run. Keep in mind, surgery risks causing infection and bleeding. Other risks depend on the location and position of the tumor, for example the location of the tumor close to the center of hearing / vision. Possibly after surgery there could be complaints about the organ. But you don't need to worry, your neurosurgeon will do the procedure as well and carefully as possible to minimize the risk of therapy.
After the surgical procedure is complete, the patient will carry out regular control to monitor the progress of treatment, if the tumor is completely removed the patient does not need to do radiotherapy. But in the case of a tumor that cannot be completely removed, or the tumor is malignant, the patient will undergo radiotherapy.
Right now what you can do is:
Give moral support to your mother, because remembering this operation is one of the risky operations.
After treatment, control and check periodically to monitor the results of treatment.
Rest and take care of your mother's diet.
You can discuss with your doctor who will deal with your mother about the method, and the worst possible thing that happened to your mother.
That's all the answers I gave, thanks :)