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Tumor of meninges

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Neoplastic Process
Synonym: Meningeal Neoplasms
SNOMED CT: Neoplasm of meninges (126965008); Meningeal-derived tumor (127579001); Meningeal neoplasm (127579001); Meningeal tumor (126965008); Tumor of meninges (126965008); Meningeal neoplasm (morphology) (127579001)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0016743
Orphanet: ORPHA252025


A benign or malignant neoplasm that affects the meninges. The majority of the neoplasms arise from meningothelial cells and are called meningiomas. Non-meningothelial cell neoplasms include mesenchymal, non-meningothelial tumors, hemangiopericytomas, and melanocytic lesions. [from NCI]

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Professional guidelines


Goldbrunner R, Stavrinou P, Jenkinson MD, Sahm F, Mawrin C, Weber DC, Preusser M, Minniti G, Lund-Johansen M, Lefranc F, Houdart E, Sallabanda K, Le Rhun E, Nieuwenhuizen D, Tabatabai G, Soffietti R, Weller M
Neuro Oncol 2021 Nov 2;23(11):1821-1834. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noab150. PMID: 34181733Free PMC Article
Maggio I, Franceschi E, Tosoni A, Nunno VD, Gatto L, Lodi R, Brandes AA
CNS Oncol 2021 Jun 1;10(2):CNS72. Epub 2021 May 21 doi: 10.2217/cns-2021-0003. PMID: 34015955Free PMC Article
Apra C, Peyre M, Kalamarides M
Expert Rev Neurother 2018 Mar;18(3):241-249. Epub 2018 Jan 22 doi: 10.1080/14737175.2018.1429920. PMID: 29338455

Recent clinical studies


Lo CP, Chen CY, Lin CK, Chin SC, Juan CJ, Hsueh CJ
J Neuroimaging 2004 Jul;14(3):281-4. doi: 10.1177/1051228403262708. PMID: 15228772

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