Date: January 2019
A non-malignant tumour or cyst originating from the brain, cranial nerves or meninges within the skull, resulting in permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms.
For the above definition, the following are not covered:
- tumours in the pituitary gland;
- tumours originating from bone tissue;
- angioma and cholesteatoma.
In addition, the requirement for permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms will be waived if the benign brain tumour is surgically removed.
Last updated December 2015