Meningioma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Headache.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male
MRI

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. 

Histology

MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION:

The sections show a densely hypercellular meningioma. This has a predominant fibroblastic architecture. Tumour 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 tumour.

DIAGNOSIS: Meningioma (WHO Grade I).

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Case information

rID: 44524
Case created: 26th Apr 2016
Last edited: 7th Nov 2016
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