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Meningioma

Orpha number ORPHA2495
Synonym(s) -
Prevalence 1-9 / 100 000
Inheritance -
Age of onset All ages
ICD-10
  • D32.9
ICD-O -
OMIM
UMLS
  • C0025286
MeSH
  • D008579
MedDRA
  • 10027191

Summary

Meningioma is a mostly benign primary tumor of the meninges (arachnoid cap cells), usually located in the supratentorial compartment, commonly appearing in the sixth and seventh decade of life, clinically silent in most cases or causing hyperostosis close to the tumor and resulting in focal bulging and localized pain in less than 10% of cases. Additional features may include headache, seizures, gradual personality changes (apathy and dementia), anosmia, impaired vision, exophthalmos, hearing loss, ataxia, dysmetria, hypotonia, nystagmus, and rarely spontaneous bleeding.


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