Meningiomas were in the news this spring after actress Mary Tyler Moore had a tumor removed from her brain. Ninety percent of meningiomas are benign, many are asymptomatic, and some are so slow-growing they go undiagnosed. But many are discovered as an incidental finding in patients with headache. How do we treat patients diagnosed with meningiomas? Dr. Lynn Taylor, associate clinical professor at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, discusses with host Dr. Anthony Alessi the signs, risks, and surgical options for patients with meningiomas, which patients require treatment and how to involve patients in their treatment plan.
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