Causes and Risk Factors

Causes And Risk Factors

Meningioma Causes

It is not known what causes most meningiomas. Some meningiomas have specific mutations within the tumor which can be detected by our neuropathologists.

Meningioma Risk Factors

Women get meningiomas more often than men. This may be due to hormones. Others with a higher risk of these tumors include people:

  • Who have had radiation to the head.
  • With neurofibromatosis (a nervous system disorder that runs in families).
  • Who are 65 and older. The risk goes up with age. Children under 14 have the lowest risk.
  • Who are African American