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Treatment of Meningioma of Brain

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Best hospitals and doctors for meningioma of brain treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Meningioma Diagnosis
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Radiotherapy by meningioma
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Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
 from  7891

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Meningioma Diagnosis
613
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15236
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
15664

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Meningioma Diagnosis
945
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15470
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
26359

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Montepríncipe ranks among the best hospitals in Madrid and is part of a leading network HM Hospitales consisting of 6 general hospitals and 3 Comprehensive Medical Centers with a focus on oncology, cardiology and neurology.  The Hospital HM Montepríncipe was founded in 1989. Due to
Meningioma Diagnosis
501.6 help418
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
12256.8 help10214

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10
location_onAustria, Salzburg

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervo
Meningioma Diagnosis
861
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
22220

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurosurgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
Meningioma Diagnosis
668
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
16876

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Meningioma Diagnosis
712
Radiotherapy by meningioma
21401
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
18229

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Meningioma Diagnosis
354 help295
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
9469.2 help7891

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Meningioma Diagnosis
841
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15720
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
22084

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurosurgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Meningioma Diagnosis
613
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15224
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
15918

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Meningioma Diagnosis
851
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15204
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
22311

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Meningioma Diagnosis
604
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15492
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
15915

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Meningioma Diagnosis
710
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15564
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
18200

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Meningioma Diagnosis
632
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
16742

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurosurgery

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
Meningioma Diagnosis
0
Radiotherapy by meningioma
0
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Meningioma Diagnosis
589
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15561
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
15510

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Meningioma Diagnosis
615
Radiotherapy by meningioma
15391
Surgical treatment of meningioma with resection
15832

About the disease

Meningioma is a tumor, which develops in brain and spinal cord. This type of cancer accounts for almost 25% of all brain tumors. Typically, meningioma is benign and it grows slowly, that`s why in most cases it is operable. In rare cases meningioma can become malignant and in that case not only does it grow quickly, but it also invades surrounding tissues and bones.  Malignant meningioma can also metastasize to other parts of body. There are typical and atypical types of meningioma. The only difference is that atypical meningioma requires not only surgery, but also radiation therapy. Meningioma was first described by American neurosurgeon G. Cushing in the early twentieth century. It can be singular or multiple. Multiple meningioma brain tumors in some cases are difficult to treat. Meningiomas are more common in women. Mainly it occurs in adulthood, however, teens and children can also develop it. Meningioma does not always require immediate treatment. Tumors, which are small, do not usually cause any pain. If such tumor does not grow and there are no malignant meningioma symptoms, a patient may never require treatment.

Symptoms

As it was mentioned above, usually meningioma does not cause any symptoms. Symptoms of meningiomas develop gradually and may be very unpronounced. Clinical symptoms include:

  • Enlarged skull size
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Tumor`s pressure on other organs

Other signs of brain tumor meningioma are:

  • Headache, which gradually becomes stronger. It may be aggravated at night
  • Blurred, double  vision
  • Nausea
  • Memory impairment
  • Changes in mental behavior
  • Seizures
  • Weakness in arms or legs, usually on one side

A person can also develop unilateral or bilateral blindness, which happens because of tumor pressure. If there are other problems with vision, one of the eyes can bulge out. There can also be problems with sensitivity and certain mental disorders. If meningioma has paracentral localization, patients experience problems with urination. Lobe meningioma causes speech and hearing disorders

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of brain tumors usually begins with a neurological examination of vision, hearing, coordination and reflexes. Depending on these results a doctor can refer to such diagnostics methods as:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This is gold diagnostic standard for detecting brain tumors, because it gives clear delineation of cancerous malformation. Doctors can also use MR - angiography, which permits better visualization of blood vessels, that are supplying growth of tumor. Computed tomography renders most meningiomas, but right now this method is coming out of use because of more modern diagnostic techniques. To confirm histologic type of tumor, doctors do biopsy. This procedure studies segments of tumor tissue under a microscope. A biopsy can be performed both before surgery and during surgery, when part of the removed malformation is sent for histological examination. Properly defined type of tumor is crucial for the final choice of treatment.

Treatment

  • Surgical treatment is primary choice for meningioma treatment, because only during surgery neurosurgeon can remove the tumor completely. However, in some cases, if tumor is located near vital structures, it is not always possible to remove it completely. In such cases, surgeons try to remove as much of cancerous malformation as possible. This can lead to future tumor recurrence (approximately 10% of cases) and then patients would have to either have second surgery or course of radioactive therapy. Furthermore, there is always a risk of infection and internal bleeding after surgical intervention. To minimize complications, surgery is usually performed under operating microscope with neuronavigation control and ultrasonic aspirator. Recovery period after surgery usually takes several months.
  • Radiosurgery is a type of radiation therapy, in which a powerful beam of ionizing radiation is directed at a specific point inside human body. Radiosurgery may be choice for people with meningiomas, which can not be removed by conventional surgery. Even though radiation therapy is effective, it has many side effects, such as fatigue, weakness, nausea, hair loss. Brain tissue may also swell considerably after radioactive intervention, which means that headaches may become even more severe and unbearable. In that case a patient is prescribed special analgesics that can ameliorate pain. Radiosurgery is also likely to cause some kind of necrotic processes, when not only malignant cells die, but also healthy ones. Radiation therapy is prescribed sometimes along with chemotherapy.  Radiosurgery is usually carried out in several sessions. Radiation therapy increases likelihood for longer life span for each patient with meningioma brain tumor. In some cases neurosurgery uses modern treatment called gamma knife to eliminate the number of cancerous cells. Such treatment can sometimes be used instead of surgery, if meningioma case is not too severe.
  • Radiotherapy is recommended after or before surgery.



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