ARACHNOIDAL FIBROBLASTOMA & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma"?
Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma, commonly known as Meningioma, is a tumor of the meninges, a part of the brain that protects the spinal cord & brain. This condition can develop in any part of the spinal cord or brain, but usually start in the cerebral hemispheres. Most Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma are benign, but malignant types of this condition occur. This condition accounts to one in every five brain tumors & is mostly found in middle-aged adults.
Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms of Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma include raise intracranial pressure, which leads to sickness, headaches, vomiting & visual problems. Epileptic episodes as well as behavioral & personality changes are among the early signs of this condition. When the disease progress, it could cause paralysis on one side of the body. When the left part of the brain is affected, the patient may develop speech problems like slurring. When the tumor is located in the temporal lobe, memory loss & coordination problems may occur.
Treatment: How to Treat "Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma"?
Treatment options for Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma depend on the patient's health as well as the location & size of the tumor. Surgery can be used if the tumor can be removed without complications. If not, radiotherapy & chemotherapy are used.
The cause of Arachnoidal Fibroblastoma is unknown.
Diagnosis is made through neurological examinations, CT scan, angiogram, biopsy & MRI scan.