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View in Spanish: Meningioma maligno

Malignant meningioma (muh-LIG-nunt meh-NIN-jee-OH-muh)
A rare, fast-growing tumor that forms in one of the inner layers of the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Malignant meningioma often spreads to other areas of the body.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.