Advance Neurosurgery Brain & Spine Center



Premier Center for Minimally Invasive Brain & Spine



A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges - the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas are mostly benign but can be atypical or rarely malignant. They represent about 20% of all tumors in the brain and about 10% of al spinal tumors.

The cause of development of this tumor is not clear. Genetic and environmental factors may be responsible in some patients. Certain risk factors include radiation to the head, female hormones or a genetic abnormality called neurofibromatosis type 2.


Depend mainly on the site of the tumor within the brain or spine. Sign and symptoms include.

  • 1. Gradually progressing headache
  • 2. Seizure
  • 3. Blurring of vision or diplopia
  • 4. Decline in hearing or facial pain
  • 5. Weakness in limbs
  • 6. Decline in memory


Meningioma can be diagnosed on Computed Tomography or MRI scans with contrast.

These scans provide information about the location, size of tumor and any bony infiltration. Dural tail sign is a common finding in such tumors.


There are basically three options which can be considered.

1. Observation - A meningioma that causes no significant signs and symptoms may be monitored over time.However the size, location rate of growth and age are also some important considerations.

2. Surgical Excision - Most often symptomatic tumors are excised surgically. Dr Asheesh Tandon and his team has extensive experience in removing such tumors through key hole or minimally invasive approach.The goal of the surgery is to remove the tumor completely without causing any fresh neurological deficit.

3. Radiation - Either conventional radiation or Steriotactic radiation therapy is suggested for inaccessible tumors or in residual tumor remnants. Elderly who cannot undergo the surgery may also be considered for radiation therapy to slow down the growth of the tumor.

Questions to be discussed with your neurosurgeon

  • 1. What is the size of my tumor
  • 2. What is the location of the tumor
  • 3. Do I merit any treatment or can I be observed
  • 4. What are the treatment options
  • 5. What is the time frame I am looking at for treatment to be initiated
  • 6. What could be the potential complications

Postal Address

Advance Neurosurgery
Brain & Spine Center

Beside Aditya Super Speciality Hospital, MLB School Road, Napier Town, Jabalpur (Central India) 482002

Clinic Timings

Morning: 12:00pm - 02:00pm
Evening: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sunday : Closed

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