Meningioma with brain invasion

Case contributed by Dr Vic Venu


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Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Large extra-axial mass arising form the olfactory groove in the anterior cranial fossa associated with edema in the right frontal lobe. At some places the cortex is not visible, despite a good CSF cleft seen surrounding the majority of the mass. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection which confirmed the diagnosis of WHO grade II meningioma (brain invasion). 

Although invasive meningiomas more frequently have edema, edema per se is not a good predictor of invasiveness. 

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Case information

rID: 4791
Published: 17th Oct 2008
Last edited: 5th May 2020
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