Calcified meningioma

Case contributed by Ian Bickle


Cognitive decline. Cause?

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

4.3 cm left parietal extradural mass with both rim and intralesional calcification.   Minor mass effect on the adjacent brain parenchyma.  No perilesional edema.

Age related involutional change.  Minor deep white matter small vessel ischemic change.

Case Discussion

A case of an incidental long standing calcified meningioma on an outpatient cognitive decline workup CT head.

Meningiomas are one of a number of incidental findings identified on CT head.  Others include; arachnoid cysts and callosal dysgenesis.

This is unlikely to require further action and not contributory to the patient's cognitive status.

The presence and type of calcification can vary greatly within meningiomas.



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