Several years ago at a routine visit, my ophthalmologist didn't like the redness in my eyes and scheduled an MRI. Next thing I knew I was being referred to Dr. Anthony Lee, a neurosurgeon for follow up on a small meningioma discovered behind, but not touching, my left optic nerve. Last April, a follow up MRI discovered that that sucker had grown. It's still small and luckily it isn't touching my optic nerve or any other vital area of the brain. However, before it does any damage, its time to get it out.
Here is some information on the meningioma and the surgery to get rid of it.
For information about meningiomashttp://www.brainsciencefoundation.org/bUnderstandbPrimaryBrainTumors/Meningioma/tabid/186/Default.aspxhttp://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-information/types-of-tumors/meningioma.html
This is the procedure I will have done and yes it will be possible to blame anything weird I do in the future to having a screw or multiple screws loose. At this website, click on head, then click on craniotomy for a meningioma to watch the video (only if you want to).http://fwbsi.com/patient-education/