Brain Tumor Care > Meningioma
As a patient, you'll have access to advanced and highly individualized medical, surgical, and minimally invasive options, as well as promising new therapies for treating complex adult brain tumors. We discuss meningioma cases with your hospital's multidisciplinary tumor board, a team of specialists that shares opinions and then synthesizes them into a recommended treatment strategy for you. Treatment options include skull base surgery, minimally invasive keyhole and endoscopic surgery, radiotherapy, and careful observation. Mayfield treats about 400 patients each year with meningioma brain tumors.
A meningioma is a tumor that grows from the protective membranes, called meninges, which surround the brain and spinal cord. Most meningiomas are benign (not cancer) and slow growing; however, some can be malignant. Symptoms typically appear gradually and vary depending on the tumor location. Because of their slow growth, not all meningiomas need to be treated immediately.
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