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How are meningiomas treated?

Treatments for meningiomas vary. If it is small, doctors frequently don't do anything other than follow-up imaging. Surgery or radiation is reasonable when a meningioma is greater than approximately 2 centimeters (cm); if it has shown signs of growth on follow-up imaging; is causing symptoms such as seizures, weakness or vision difficulties or if it is causing an inflammatory reaction in the adjacent brain tissue.

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