meningioma

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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.
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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.
Spinal meningiomas are generally slow-growing benign neoplasms, and patients often have a long clinical history before the meningioma is diagnosed.
Computed tomography displays bone deformities better, and psammomatous intratumoral calcification can be seen in spinal meningiomas (11).
Treatment success rates are higher in spinal meningiomas that are diagnosed early.