The patient went on to have a laminectomy and excision of the mass.
MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: The sections show a moderately cellular meningioma with adjacent fibrous tissue and nerve bundles. The tumour comprises whorls. The tumour cells have ovoid nuclei but with no nuclear pleomorphism. Mitoses are inconspicuous. There is no necrosis. Occasional tumour nests are seen within nerve fibres. There is no malignant change.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Meningioma (WHO I)