Meningioma invading the dural venous sinuses

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


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Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Large extra-axial mass centered on the left tentorium with a broad-based dural attachment. It demonstrates an iso-signal intensity to the grey matter on T1WI, high signal intensity on T2WI and FLAIR with relatively homogeneous enhancement with "dural tail sign" following IV contrast administration. Note mild hyperostosis with enhancement of adjacent bone. A thin rim of CSF "cleft sign" surrounding the lesion, indicating its extra-axial location. This mass invades the adjacent left transverse and sigmoid sinuses as well as the trocular herophili. A perilesional edema is noted with mass effect on midline structures and dilatation of the contralateral ventricular system.

Case Discussion

MRI features consistent with a meningioma invading the adjacent dural venous sinuses

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Case information

rID: 62983
Published: 13th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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