Book description meningiomas account for greater than one third of all primary central nervous system tumors though in many cases they are pathologically benign the presence and growth of such tumors in eloquent central nervous system locations may confer significant risk potentially resulting in severe morbidity and mortality. Meningiomas account for approximately one third of all primary central nervous system tumors table 1 although most meningiomas are benign world health organization who grade i their location in the central nervous system can cause serious morbidity and mortality see incidence of primary . An adult central nervous system tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain and or spinal cord a tumor that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the brain is called a metastatic brain tumor the brain controls many important body functions the spinal . Although generally benign tumors meningiomas can cause serious neurological injury and at times vexatious management difficulties currently the accepted management of these tumors is attempted total surgical excision when technically possible and associated with an acceptable risk however
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