meningioma

(redirected from Spinal meningioma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Spinal meningioma: spinal meningitis

meningioma

[mə‚nin·jē′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A localized tumor composed of meningeal cells, involving the meninges and other central nervous system structures. Also known as meningothelioma.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Table 1: Level of involvement in patients with spinal meningioma.
Table 2: Clinical features in patients with spinal meningioma.
Table 3: Surgical outcome in patients with spinal meningioma.
In 1887, Sir Victor Horsley and Sir William Gowers are credited with the first successful surgical removal of a spinal meningioma. Meningiomas are benign tumours arising from arachnoid cells and mostly located in the intracranial compartment.
Spinal meningioma commonly occurs in the thoracic and cervical regions.
The advances in neuroradiological and neurosurgical techniques have enhanced the success in the treatment of spinal meningiomas. Post-surgical clinical findings are closely related with the pre-surgical status of the patient.
Spinal meningiomas most likely involve the dorsal region (55%).
Management of spinal meningiomas: Surgical results and a review of the literature.
Spinal meningiomas: Surgical management and outcome.