Diagnosis of Meningioma
Since meningiomas may not exhibit any symptoms, they might be detected unexpectedly when a patient has a brain scan for unrelated symptoms.
If a person is suspected of having a meningioma, a neurological exam will be done. This involves checking the function of eyes, ears, nose, and muscles. Sensation, balance and coordination are also tested. Mental state and memory are also assessed.
Diagnostic imaging tests may be ordered, including computerized tomography, or CT, scans or magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans. The results from these imaging studies can help to determine the size, location, and type of tumor. The diagnosis may also be confirmed by examining a tissue sample taken from the tumor in a procedure called a biopsy.