Disease Information for Meningioma: Definition

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  • A type of tumor that occurs in the meninges, the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord; Meningiomas usually grow slowly;Synonyms: Meningioma; Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma; Dural Endothelioma; Leptomeningioma; Meningeal Fibroblastoma; Frontal Tumor, Meningioma; Parietal Tumor, Meningioma; Temporal Tumor, Meningioma ; Meningiomas are benign, slow-growing tumors, classified as brain tumors, but actually growing in the three protective membranes that surround the brain (meninges); Sometimes they cause thickening or thinning of adjoining skull bones; Meningiomas do not spread to other areas of the body; [NORD]

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