Basic Summary for Meningioma


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Main name of condition: Meningioma


What is Meningioma?
  Brief description of Meningioma: Usually-benign brain tumor of the meninges
  Parent types of Meningioma: Brain cancer, Meninges cancer, Cancer, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Meningioma: brain, meninges
Who gets Meningioma?
  Patient Profile for Meningioma: Typically adults 40 to 60
  Profile for Meningioma: They occur most often in women between 30 and 50 years of age.1
  Gender Profile for Meningioma: More women than men
What causes Meningioma?
  Class of Condition for Meningioma: cancer
What are the symptoms of Meningioma?
  Symptoms of Meningioma: see symptoms of Meningioma
Can anyone else get Meningioma?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Meningioma: see treatments for Meningioma
Society issues for Meningioma
  Hospitalization statistics for Meningioma: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Meningioma:
  • 0.023% (2,895) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of meninges in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of meninges in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of meninges in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of meninges in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of meninges were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.07% (36,252) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of meninges in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI

Last revision: June 3, 2003

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