Symptom of meningioma

Small tumors are asymptomatic, but eventually start to compress the brain and nerves as they gradually grow, causing a range of symptoms. Depending on where the tumor originates, various combinations of characteristic symptoms may result, such as motor or sensory disturbances of the arms and legs and impaired vision or hearing. If the tumor grows extremely large, symptoms such as headache, nausea, blurred vision, and diminished consciousness may result. Other symptoms may involve outward appearance, such as the eyes protruding slightly or the bones of the skull bulging outward. If the tumor grows around major blood vessels, symptoms resembling those of cerebral infarction (a form of stroke) may also be seen.

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