Meningioma - with abundant oedema

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Headache and altered personality.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

MRI brain

At the anteromedial aspect of the left anterior cranial fossa is an extra-axial vividly enhancing mass associated with marked vasogenic oedema with resultant subfalcine herniation. A CSF cleft is visible around the mass. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a craniotomy and excision of the mass which confirmed the diagnosis of a meningioma. Some meningiomas result in significant oedema in the adjacent brain. This is only sometimes due to direct invasion. 

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Case information

rID: 7772
Published: 6th Dec 2009
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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