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Journal of Neuroscience Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3181a3946e
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It's Not Your "Run of the Mill" Meningioma: Characteristics Differentiating Low-Grade From High-Grade Meningeal Tumors

Bohan, Eileen; Glass-Macenka, Deanna

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Abstract

Approximately 30% of primary brain tumors are meningiomas; 90% of these are benign. The remaining 10% have aggressive pathological features and significantly higher recurrence rates. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and other medical therapies. Management of these patients involves vigilant neuroradiological imaging, follow-up visits, symptom management, and ongoing patient and family teaching. Even with aggressive treatment modalities, morbidity and mortality rates remain high.

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