I am a 67 y/o male. I recently had an MRI of my brain which confirmed a meningioma in the right cavernous sinus region. It measures 1.2 cm x 1.1 cm x .09 cm. There is posterior and superior displacement of the cavernous section of the right internal carotid artery.
Two months ago I had no symptoms except for a very slight ringing in my left ear which I thought might be tinnitus. My ENT doc, in the course of his exam, ordered an MRI. It showed a unknown mass. As a result of that finding, he referred me to a neurosurgeon. After his exam, during which he found me symptom free, he ordered the second, more focused, MRI which confirmed the meningioma.
My neurosurgeon and I had a very intensive and candid discussion about my situation. The options were to wait to see if the mass got larger, over time, or undergo Gamma Knife surgery (GK), now, to "kill" the tumor. I have opted for the GK surgery and have an appointment to see a radiation oncologist in two weeks.
I have read so many articles on the web about my condition and various treatment modalities that I think I'm a bit overwhelmed at this point. Have any of you had a similar experience? Did you use the GK or did you wait? What were the results.
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