For the past 5 month I have been experiencing 3-5 severe headaches a week which seem to be getting progressing worse. My GP sent me to a a neurologist who diagnosed me with migriane headaches,and sent me for an mri. My mri did show white spots consistent with migraine heaaches, but it also showed a 1.2 cm meningioma in the right parasagittal region. My neurologist is not concerned about the meningioma at all, but I have to say it is. located exactly where my pain originates. Could this small 1.2cm meningioma be symptomatic?? Should I see a neuroseurgon?
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Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Typically meningiomas are incidentally found on neuroimaging ordered for other causes, such as for headaches. They can be symptomatic, but typically, not. Migraines are diagnosed clinically by established criteria. Migraines are very common. If the headaches can be treated with medications (and there are no other disorders such as seizures), then there is no need for surgical consult. This ultimately will need to be at the discretion of you and your neurologist.
Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
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