Olfactory groove meningioma

Case contributed by Dr Luis Canales Franco


Progressive headache

Patient Data

Age: 31
Gender: Male

Brain CT without and with contrast, shows an extra-axial mass localized in central anterior fossa with marked enhancement.


Brain MRI without and with contrast, confirms the extra-axial mass localized in olfactory groove with a dural tail visible on T1 C+ sequence.

Case Discussion

Olfactory groove meningiomas comprise 4-10% of intracranial meningiomas. Generally, they present with significant mass effect due to great size they reach before diagnosis.

This case presented to hospital with progressive headache and subsequently underwent surgical resection.

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Case information

rID: 48866
Published: 28th Oct 2016
Last edited: 28th Oct 2016
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