Meningioma is one of the most common types of tumor that originates in the central nervous system arising from the membranes that surround the spinal cord and the brain. While 90% of meningiomas are noncancerous, a small number tends to grow quickly and easily spread to the brain and even lungs.
In Singapore, patients who experience common symptoms including headache, seizures, weakness in legs or arms, blurred vision, speech problem, and numbness are highly encouraged to consult general practitioner. If Meningioma is suspected, you will be referred to a multidisciplinary team consisting of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in brain tumors.
Singapore has several world-class clinics that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of meningioma. For the diagnosis of this condition, MRI and CT scan are often performed. A stereotactic computer aided biopsy is also performed based on pre-surgical imaging.
The best treatment for meningioma is microsurgery using a high definition micro-instrument for tumor removal. This treatment is available at top hospitals in Singapore. Other options include craniotomy, which involves removing a piece of bone from the skull so the surgeon can have access to the affected portion of the brain. However, if the location of the meningioma is impossible to reach using micro-instrument, radiation therapy will be used. This is designed to shrink the tumor and prevent it from growing.
Singapore’s wide range of available treatment and highly qualified multidisciplinary medical team, make it the best medical travel destination if you’re suffering from meningioma and other diseases.