A Softball Size Frontal Lobe Meningioma

by Dr. Karl Stoler

A 18 year old man came to my office because he needed new glasses for night driving.   His visual acuities were 20/20 in both eyes.   Peripheral vision test showed problems, and his optic nerves appeared slightly swollen.    He was referred to a ophthalmologist.    MRI of his head showed a frontal lobe meningioma, the size of a softball.

Meningiomas are the most common benign brain tumor and treatment is usually surgical removal.   Early detection and treatment offers the highest chance of recovery.

Frontal Lobe of Brain