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Alpine Physical Therapy
Three Locations
In North, South, and Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: 406-251-2323
Fax: 406-251-2999

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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What's a "meningioma?" My daughter was diagnosed with this and is going to have an operation to remove it.

A meningioma is a tumor that is usually benign and slow-growing. It occurs in the layers of the meninges. The meninges are the lining or membrane enclosing the spinal cord and brain.

You didn't say where your daughter's meningioma is located. Although these tumors are benign, they can put pressure on nearby tissues. That's why they are usually removed. They are more common in women and rarely occur in children.


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