Meningiomas Causes, Symptoms and Treatment at CMC Dubai

Meningiomas are the most common type of brain tumor. They are tumors that grow in the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas are typically benign, meaning they are not cancerous. However, in some cases, they can be malignant.


Meningiomas can grow anywhere in the meninges, but they are most common on the skull, near the brain’s surface. They can also grow in the spinal cord meninges.

Causes of Meningiomas

The cause of meningiomas is not fully understood. However, there are some factors that may increase the risk of developing a meningioma, such as:

  • Exposure to radiation, especially in childhood
  • A family history of meningiomas
  • Certain genetic conditions, such as neurofibromatosis type 2

Symptoms of Meningiomas

Meningiomas often grow slowly and do not cause any symptoms in the early stages. However, as they grow, they can start to press on the brain or spinal cord, causing symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Seizures
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Difficulty with balance or coordination
  • Speech problems

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to get a diagnosis.

Diagnosis of Meningioma

The diagnosis of a meningioma is usually made with a combination of imaging tests, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or a computed tomography (CT) scan. In some cases, a biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment for Meningiomas

The treatment for meningiomas depends on the size and location of the tumor, as well as the patient’s overall health. Treatment options may include:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Our team of expert neurosurgeons at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital can help you determine the right treatment option for you


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