The Best Course Of Action For Meningioma Is Based On The MRI Results?

Hello Doctor, please advise. My MRI results on May 25 2018 showed meningioma, infiltration of the right side of the cisternal basalis, pontis, pressing the mid brain u0026amp; right punch 4.7 x 2.7 x 4.2 cm.

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Meningiomas are tumors or abnormal growths of body tissue that form in the meninges, or the protective structures of the brain and spine. So that these tumors can grow both in the brain and spine. People with this condition usually don't experience symptoms right away until years after the growths first appear. However, when the symptoms arise, what will be felt are headaches, ringing in the ears, nausea and vomiting, speech problems, limb weakness, seizures, and impaired vision and smell.

Among the factors that increase the risk of meningioma are:

Excess weight or obesity Female gender History of undergoing radiotherapy in the head Patients with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 2

When an area of ​​the brain is suspected, the doctor will usually perform a CT scan or MRI to see the structure of the brain. This is where the tumor will usually be discovered. If there is any doubt whether the tumor is benign or malignant, a small portion of the tumor will be removed by a neurosurgeon for analysis. Regarding your question, the treatments for this condition are surgery, endovascular embolization, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgery is to remove the tumor, and endovascular embolization is to block the blood vessels that nourish the tumor until it shrinks.

What you need to understand is that because this condition is a condition that has a high risk of handling, patients are often not given the freedom to choose a lot. We mean, for example, in the case of growing flesh or warts on the skin, because this is not a bother for some people and is not very vital to life, you can choose between letting it, laser removal, surgery, cooling or currents. electricity, and it won't do much.

But it is different with meningioma or other high-risk cases, all you can do is leave it to the neurosurgeon to determine what is the best treatment and with what method because he is the more expert and professional in dealing with this kind of thing. Not to mention because not necessarily all the treatments that you read from the results of searching on the internet have facilities at the hospital that treats you. And even if you have a choice of methods, it is the neurosurgeon who will offer and ask you, not you who ask.

Therefore, we recommend that you consult the doctor who treats you again about what you can do with your current condition, and if you want you can also ask your doctor about which hospital has the best facilities to support the treatment of your condition. Meanwhile, keep helping your immune system by staying away from stress, cigarette smoke and living a healthy lifestyle. Get well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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