The epidemiology, pathology, natural history, and recurrence of meningiomas are reviewed, as are treatment options and their indications. Several important surgical concepts are presented, with an emphasis on general principles that apply to resection of meningiomas at most intracranial locations. The role of therapeutic radiation - including gamma-knife radiosurgery, linear accelerator radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy - is discussed. A review of current understanding of meningioma tumor biology is presented, as is the possible direction of future therapy.
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