Definition of meningioma in English:


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Pronunciation: /mɪˌnɪndʒɪˈəʊmə

noun (plural meningiomas or meningiomata)

  • A tumour, usually benign, arising from meningeal tissue of the brain.
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    • Radiosurgery is ideal for treating both benign and malignant tumors such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, metastases, and gliomas, as well as blood vessel abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations.
    • Again, the neurologic malignancy section is definitive and includes meningiomas, metastatic brain tumors and central nervous system lymphomas, subjects that are often difficult to find in textbooks.
    • His psychiatrist said yesterday that he had multiple meningiomas or benign tumours adjacent to his brain.

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