October 15, 2015 – Meningiomas


Meningiomas are a common type of brain tumor that may be related to obesity, a recent study discussed in the inaugural production of Brain Matters, a monthly podcast series with Jon Weingart, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, concludes.

Program notes:

0:22 The risk of meningioma
1:23 Biological plausibility
2:25 It’s just not a number that you’re shooting for
3:26 Patient having symptoms needs more rapid evaluation
4:25 Hurdle to proposed intervention
5:25 In general no radiation given
6:25 Three grades of meningioma
7:25 Clear association with radiation
8:25 Multidisciplinary approach valuable
9:35 End