Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

A large extra-axial vividly enhancing mass is present, with a dural tail. Typical features of a meningioma.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection. 



The sections show a densely hypercellular meningioma. This has a predominant fibroblastic architecture. Tumor cells show mild nuclear and cellular pleomorphism. Scattered mitotic figures are identified (3 in 20 high power fields). No areas of necrosis are identified. There is no brain invasion. Broad dural attachment is noted. Dural margins are clear of tumor.

DIAGNOSIS: Meningioma (WHO Grade I).

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Case information

rID: 44524
Published: 7th Nov 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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