Meningiomas are the second most common primary tumor of the central nervous system. These tumors are usually benign in nature.
Meningiomas can usually be surgically resected with permanent cure if the tumor is superficial and easily accessible. Transarterial embolization may be used in preoperative management.
Radiation therapy may include photon beam or proton beam treatment, or fractionated external beam radiation. Radiosurgery can be used in lieu of surgery in small tumors located away from critical structures. Fractionated external beam radiation can also be used as primary treatment for patients who are inoperable for medical reasons.