Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Headache and personality change.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

A very large vividly enhancing extra-axial mass is noted on the left with a oedema in the displaced adjacent brain. Superiorly it abuts the dura and has a dural tail. Two other similar but smaller lesions are also evident. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection, confirming the diagnosis of a meningioma

Frontal lobe tumours, and meningiomas, due to their slow growth, are probably the most frequent culprits of personality change due to tumour. They can grow to amazingly large sizes before becoming frankly symptomatic. 

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Case information

rID: 7756
Published: 5th Dec 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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