The major difference between benign and malignant brain tumors are that benign tumors are slow growing, called menengiomas, does not invade normal brain and has distinct borders. Thus tumor removal can be accomplished with very llittle risk
Authors Gates and Fink, publishers Hanley and Belfus 1997
Originally posted by hampshire_nurse I have to do a presentation on Meningiomas. I keep coming across a word which I cannot find the definition of.
The word is
or just FALCINE.
Can anyone tell me what it means?
Falcine refers to the falx cerebri, a tissue division between the right and left hemispheres. As in; subfalcine herniation, the cerebral tissue herniates from one side to the other under the falx. Parafalcine would mean next to the falx.