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Epidemiology, pathology, clinical features, and diagnosis of meningioma

John K Park, MD, PhD
Section Editors
Jay S Loeffler, MD
Patrick Y Wen, MD
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April F Eichler, MD, MPH


Meningiomas are the most frequent primary brain tumors (table 1 and figure 1). Although most meningiomas are benign, their location in the central nervous system can cause serious morbidity or mortality. (See "Incidence of primary brain tumors".)

The epidemiology, pathology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of meningiomas will be reviewed here. Other topics on meningioma include:

Treatment of WHO grade I (benign) meningiomas (see "Management of known or presumed benign (WHO grade I) meningioma")

Treatment of WHO grade II and III meningiomas (see "Management of atypical and malignant (WHO grade II and III) meningioma")

Systemic therapy for recurrent meningioma (see "Systemic treatment of recurrent meningioma")


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