Olfactory groove meningioma

Posted by averagewoman @averagewoman, Jun 18, 2018

I've been having regular MRI's for almost 10 years. My last two have shown growth, and my neurologist says it's time to have it removed. Since I am having parathyroid surgery Friday, he said it's okay for it to wait a year. Has anyone had olfactory groove meningioma surgery?

Hi, @averagewoman — firstly, I wanted to apologize that your post has somehow escaped notice till now. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Glad you posted here.

Sounds like you and your neurologist have been very vigilant with actively watching and monitoring your situation, which is wise.

You may also wish to view these discussions:
– Watching a Meningioma Brain Tumor https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/watching-a-meningioma-brain-tumor/
– MayoClinicNeuroChat Live from American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/mayoclinicneurochat-live-from-american-association-of-neurological-surgeons-annual-meeting/

I'd like to invite @robinem @lindajean @nancye3 @cnesselroad @pranas @wkindel into this discussion to share their insights. I'd also like for you to meet @kdubois and @dawn_giacabazi, who may also have some thoughts for you.

How did your parathyroid surgery go, @averagewoman? How are you feeling about the olfactory groove meningioma surgery coming up next year?

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The parathyroid surgery went okay on June 22, but it resulted in Graves Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease (double vision, distorted poor vision, yuck). So, I've been dealing with that with the pending doom of the meningioma surgery in the back of my mind. I get an MRI in May and will see what the surgeon says is necessary at that time. I hope it doesn't grow again. Thanks for writing to me. I'll be checking out the links.

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@averagewoman

The parathyroid surgery went okay on June 22, but it resulted in Graves Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease (double vision, distorted poor vision, yuck). So, I've been dealing with that with the pending doom of the meningioma surgery in the back of my mind. I get an MRI in May and will see what the surgeon says is necessary at that time. I hope it doesn't grow again. Thanks for writing to me. I'll be checking out the links.

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Tumor has been stable since last year. Surgeon said I can have surgery or watch and wait a year. I opt not to have my skull cut open. Another MRI May 2020. 😬

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@averagewoman

Tumor has been stable since last year. Surgeon said I can have surgery or watch and wait a year. I opt not to have my skull cut open. Another MRI May 2020. 😬

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I can empathize with not wanting to have surgery. Watch and wait is common with some brain tumors. You may wish to connect with others who have chose this option in this discussion group:
– Watching a Meningioma Brain Tumor https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/watching-a-meningioma-brain-tumor/

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@averagewoman

Tumor has been stable since last year. Surgeon said I can have surgery or watch and wait a year. I opt not to have my skull cut open. Another MRI May 2020. 😬

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Congrats…all of us on watch and wait LOVE stable tumors! I have been on watch and wait so long, I am down to an MRI every 3 years to avoid any more contrast than needed. Haven't gotten my results back yet, but I hope I am as lucky as you! Check back in with us next year and let us know how your 2020 one goes….we LOVE to cheer each other on 🙂

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