Papillary meningioma

Papillary meningiomas (PM) are a rare subtype of malignant (WHO grade III) meningiomas that tends to occur in young patients and are characterised by an aggressive growth pattern illustrated by atypical imaging features such as brain and bone invasion. These tumours have a strong tendency of recurrence, and extracranial metastases may also occur.

For a general and broad discussion, please refer to the main article on meningiomas

Epidemiology

Unlikely the typical meningiomas, PM present in children and young patients 2-3

Clinical presentation

Due to their aggressive pattern, these tumours tend to be symptomatic and the clinical presentation will rely on the tumour location. Headache, seizures, and neurological deficits may occur. 

Refer to the main article on meningiomas for a correlation between possible symptoms and tumour locations. 

 

 

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