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  • The brain is wrapped in membranes called meninges.
  • A meningioma is atumour that grows out of the meninges, for reasons unknown.
  • Symptoms depend on which part of the brain is affected, but can include headaches, seizures and partial paralysis.
  • Meningiomas respond well to treatment, with eight out of 10 cases cured.
  • Treatment options include brain surgery, steroid drugs and anti-epileptic medications.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014