Effect of pregnancy on growth of intracranial meningiomas

Ayesha Quddusi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Quratulain Virani

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Meningiomas are the most common benign primary intracranial tumours in adults. Their rapid growth during pregnancy has been well reported. Moreover, the relationship of increased progesterone expression during pregnancy and extensive tumour growth has been debated. In this review, we discuss not only the effect of progesterone on meningiomal growth but also other mechanisms involved in gestational meningiomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1058
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Meningioma, Pregnancy, progesterone, prolactin, estrogen


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