Atypical meningioma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient complaining of headache and forgetfulness.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Female

CT Brain

Right parasagittal hyperdense mass with brightly and homogeneous contrast enhance and hyperostosis involving inner and outer skull table. A subgaleal component is also present. 

Case Discussion

A pathologically proven case of an atypical meningioma (WHO Grade II). 

Involvement of  the adjacent bone is frequently seen associated with meningiomas and can be hyperostotic or osteolytic. It occurs in 20-40% of cases.

Meningioma is the most common type of extra-axial neoplasm and accounts for 14 - 20% of intracranial neoplasms. 

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Case information

rID: 17204
Published: 26th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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