What is a meningioma?

A meningioma is a tumour of the meninges, which is the name given to the protective lining of the brain and the spinal cord. Meningiomas are almost always benign and do not spread. They can occur in any part of the brain or spinal cord but the commonest sites are at the surface of the brain, either over the top or at the skull base. Meningiomas in the skull base have similar symptoms to acoustic neuromas and will probably require a similar management plan.

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