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Disease definition

A rare, mostly benign, neoplastic disease characterized by a primary tumor of the meninges, usually located intracranially (~90%) but spinal meningiomas occur as well. Clinical symptoms relate to the location of the tumor and may include seizures, focal neurological deficits (sensory-motor or visual symptoms, cranial nerve dysfunction), vascular complications (occlusion of cerebral blood vessels, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism), chronically increased intracranial pressure neurocognitive impairment and/or loss of bladder/anus sphincter control.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D32.9
  • OMIM: 606190
  • UMLS: C0025286
  • MeSH: D008579
  • GARD: 7015
  • MedDRA: 10027191
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