Meningiomas in the News
Jun 12, 2012
Popular singer Sheryl Crow announced last week that she has a benign (non-cancerous) brain tumor called a meningioma. A meningioma occurs from the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. According to the Mayo Clinic, meningiomas appear most commonly in older women, but can also appear in males and people of any age.
Sheryl Crow said she had been having memory issues, and forgot lyrics to one of her songs. Memory loss is a symptom of this kind of tumor. Other symptoms include vision changes, hearing loss, headaches that worsen over time, seizures, and/or weakness in the arms or legs. Because a meningioma is a benign growing tumor, most signs and symptoms slowly appear and/or increase over time.
Meningiomas are usually discovered with a head/brain MRI exam, which Sheryl Crow said she had last November. At Suburban Imaging, our neuroradiologists specialize in MRI of the brain and spine and can detect tumors and other abnormalities of the central nervous system.
Below are MRI images that show what meningiomas looks like.