The patient went on to have a laminectomy and resection. 


The paraffin sections show fragments of a moderately hypercellular meningioma with a well developed syncytial architecture. Moderate numbers of calcified psammoma bodies are also noted.  Tumour cells have uniform nuclear features.  No mitotic figures or areas of necrosis are identified. 

DIAGNOSIS: Psammomatous meningioma (WHO Grade I)