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Arq. bras. neurocir ; 40(3): 257-262, 15/09/2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362151


Pediatricmeningiomas are rare and account for only 2.2% of the central nervous system (CNS) tumors. In this age group, they aremore frequently located in atypical sites, such as, mainly, the ventricular system, with a frequency of 8.8 to 13.6%. Adding this to the fact that the angiomatous subtype constitutes only 2.1% of allmeningiomas, the rarity of the case reported here is corroborated. We report a 17-year-old female patient diagnosed with intraventricular angiomatous meningioma; she underwent surgical resection of the tumor in the body and frontal horn of the right lateral ventricle, and there were no neurological sequelae. With a follow-up of 26 months, there was no recurrence and the patient had clinical stability. Intraventricular tumors usually have slow growth and reach a considerable size until they cause symptoms and then are diagnosed. In addition, the deep location of the tumor and its proximity to eloquent areas make these tumors a neurosurgical challenge. The angiomatous subtype, due to the presence of hypervascularization (consisting of > 50% of vascular components), may, in some cases, hinder surgical resection as well as be erroneously diagnosed. However, surgical treatment aimed at total resection of the lesion remains the conduct of choice in the case reported here, especially in patients in the first two decades of life, in which the use of radiation is avoided. Specifically when it comes to the surgery, we chose a transcalosal approach that allows a good transoperative visualization of the lesion when located in the body and frontal horn of the lateral ventricle.

Humans , Female , Adolescent , Lateral Ventricles/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningioma/surgery , Treatment Outcome , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/pathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 40(3): 277-279, 15/09/2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362157


Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Pulmonary and lymphatic granulomatous involvement are common.We present a rare case report of involvement of the central nervous system affecting the ocular region and mimicking optic nerve sheath meningioma. We report the case of a 79-year-old female patient with progressive visual impairment with an evolution of 4 years. Amagnetic resonance imaging scan of the cranium with gadolinium and intense homogeneous contrast enhancement revealed an expansive lesion in the right optic nerve, at the height of the optic canal. The patient was submitted to the neurosurgical approach with lesion biopsy, which showed sarcoidosis of the central nervous system. Due to the rarity of central nervous system involvement, the diagnosis of this pathologymay unfortunately be postponed. The present article aims to elucidate this pathology as a differential diagnosis of retro-orbital tumors.

Humans , Female , Aged , Sarcoidosis/diagnosis , Optic Nerve Neoplasms/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningioma/surgery , Cranial Fossa, Anterior/surgery , Diagnosis, Differential , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/pathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 40(2): 174-178, 15/06/2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362230


Anaplastic or malignant meningiomas that are classified as World Health Organization (WHO) grade III account for less than 1% of all meningiomas diagnosed. Despite the aggressive course, distant metastases are a rarity, occurring in only 0.1% to 0.2% of cases. We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who presented with parasagittal benign meningioma that underwent malignant transformation along with metastasis into the right orbitosphenoid region. The clinical, radiological, and histopathological aspects are highlighted, with an emphasis on the natural history of meningiomas.

Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Superior Sagittal Sinus/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningioma/pathology , Neoplasm Metastasis , Superior Sagittal Sinus/pathology , Meningeal Neoplasms/pathology , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr ; 59(1): 72-83, mar. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1388380


Resumen Los meningiomas son los tumores primarios más frecuentes del sistema nervioso central, tienden a ser benignos y de lento crecimiento. Pueden ser asintomáticos o incluso manifestarse únicamente con síntomas psiquiátricos, incluyendo un cuadro psicótico. No existen estudios clínicos controlados randomizados que estudien la relación entre meningioma y cuadros psicóticos. La evidencia disponible se basa en series y reportes de casos. Existe una relación entre la magnitud del edema perilesional y la presencia de síntomas psicóticos. Por otra parte, el tamaño de la lesión o su localización neuroanatómica específica tendrían menor relevancia. La resección quirúrgica de la lesión, en conjunto con el manejo psiquiátrico adecuado, usualmente conduce al cese de la sintomatología psicótica. En la evaluación de pacientes con síntomas psicóticos se debe tener un elevado índice de sospecha, en particular en cuadros de reciente inicio, con manifestaciones atípicas o resistentes al tratamiento. En estos casos se recomienda un estudio con neuroimágenes. Este artículo presenta el caso de una paciente evaluada en nuestro hospital diagnosticada con un meningioma frontal izquierdo de gran tamaño, que presentó sintomatología psicótica secundaria, y se expone una revisión bibliográfica actualizada de esta asociación.

Meningiomas are the most frequent central nervous primary tumors, which tend to be benign and present a slow growth. They may be asymptomatic or present clinically just with psychiatric symptoms including a psychotic state. There are no clinical randomized controlled trials that study the relationship between meningioma and a psychotic episode. Available evidence is based on case reports and series. There is a relationship between the magnitude of perilesional edema and the presence of psychotic symptoms. On the other hand, the size of the tumor or its specific neuroanatomic location would have less relevance. Surgical resection of the tumor associated with psychiatric management usually leads to the cessation of psychotic symptoms. In the assessment of patients with psychotic symptoms, there must be a high index of suspicion, particularly in first psychotic episodes, atypical manifestations and resistance to treatment. In these cases, a neuroimaging study is recommended. This article presents the case of a patient evaluated in our hospital and diagnosed with a large left frontal meningioma with secondary psychotic symptoms, and an updated bibliographic review of this association is presented.

Humans , Female , Adult , Psychotic Disorders/etiology , Meningeal Neoplasms/complications , Meningioma/complications , Psychotic Disorders/drug therapy , Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use , Haloperidol/therapeutic use , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887875


Objective To analyze the radiological features of idiopathic pediatric meningiomas and explore their relationships with pathological grading,misdiagnoses,and blood loss during surgery.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 29 cases of pathologically confirmed pediatric meningiomas with pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging in Beijing Tiantan Hospital from November 2014 to July 2018.We assessed the imaging features to explore their relationships with pathological grading,misdiagnoses,and blood loss during surgery. Results Among the 29 cases,7 intraparenchymal meningiomas,5 extraparenchymal meningiomas,4 ventricular meningiomas,and 1 transcranial meningioma were misdiagnosed.Tumor location was significantly associated with possibility of misdiagnoses(

Child , Humans , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Retrospective Studies
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 39(2): 149-153, 15/06/2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362530


Introduction Meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial tumors, accounting for up to 35% of the neoplasms in this category. Approximately 10­20% of these neoplasms are histologically atypical, and the lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma (LPM) corresponds to a very rare subtype of meningioma that is characterized histopathologically by massive infiltrates of inflammatory cells. The case described in the present study is the sixth case of an intraventricular LPM found in the literature and the first case considering the location in the third ventricle. Case Description A 21-year-old male without previous comorbidities sought medical attention due to visual impairment (complaining of intermittent visual blur) for 2 months. A magnetic resonance imaging of the brain confirmed the presence of a well-delimited solid mass in the third ventricle of 3.0 2.3 cmwith a cystic component that extended itself inferiorly and distorted the visual pathway anatomy. Neurosurgeons decided to access the lesion using an interhemispheric transcallosal approach with a transforaminal access, and the lesion was resected completely. The patient has an ambulatorial endocrinological follow-up and is neurologically stable 6 months after the procedure. No new visual deficits were noted. Conclusion Lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma is a very rare intracranial tumor, and the involvement of the third ventricle make this case unique.

Humans , Male , Adult , Third Ventricle/surgery , Third Ventricle/pathology , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningioma/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/pathology , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/pathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 39(1): 5-11, 15/03/2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362403


Meningiomas are among the most common central nervous system tumors, with an incidence that ranges from 15% to 40% of intracranial tumors. Of these, only 0.5% to 3% are intraventricular, and the rarest of them occurs in the fourth ventricle. Fourth-ventricle meningiomas originate generally fromthe choroid plexus and have no dural adhesions. Most often, they manifest in young patients, around 41 years of age, with a possible predominance in females, through intracranial hypertension and cerebellar syndromes. The treatment consists of surgical resection, which commonly presents good results due to the characteristics of the tumor. So, for better preoperative planning, the radiological differentiation of the most frequent tumors in this location is important. Themost common histologic subtypes are fibroblastic and meningothelial, both grade I according to the World Health Organization (WHO), although there are reports of tumors of grades II and III. We report a case ofmeningioma of the fourth ventricle operated in our institution, and we have conducted a literature review, through which we found that 57 cases have been reported so far, with the first one reported in 1938.

Humans , Male , Adult , Fourth Ventricle/pathology , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/epidemiology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Cerebellar Neoplasms/epidemiology , Meningioma/physiopathology
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 39(1): 12-15, 15/03/2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362407


Chordoid meningiomas (CMs) are a rare subgroup of tumors, accounting for 0.5% of all meningiomas. Chordoid meningioma tumors correspond to World Health Organization (WHO) Grade II lesions and behave aggressively, with an increased likelihood of recurrence. There are few genetic studies about CMs, but we understand that there is deletion at many chromosomal loci. Histologically, CMs are characterized by strands and cords of meningothelial cells arranged in a mucinous stroma. Morphologically, it can mimic other chondroid and myxoid tumors within the brain and its vicinity, thus posing a diagnostic challenge. Chordoid meningiomas have an aggressive clinical course and a propensity to recur compared with classical meningiomas. The goal of the treatment is surgery, with total resection of the tumor; however, due to its high degree of recurrence, radiotherapy is often necessary as an adjuvant treatment.

Humans , Female , Adult , Meningeal Neoplasms/pathology , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/physiopathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Recurrence , Meningioma/epidemiology
Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 85(4): 427-434, July-Aug. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1019590


Abstract Introduction: One of the main concerns in endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base has been the high incidence and morbidity associated with cerebrospinal fluid leaks. The introduction and routine use of vascularized flaps allowed a marked decrease in this complication followed by a great expansion in the indications and techniques used in endoscopic endonasal approaches, extending to defects from huge tumours and previously inaccessible areas of the skull base. Objective: Describe the technique of performing endoscopic double flap multi-layered reconstruction of the anterior skull base without craniotomy. Methods: Step by step description of the endoscopic double flap technique (nasoseptal and pericranial vascularized flaps and fascia lata free graft) as used and illustrated in two patients with an olfactory groove meningioma who underwent an endoscopic approach. Results: Both patients achieved a gross total resection: subsequent reconstruction of the anterior skull base was performed with the nasoseptal and pericranial flaps onlay and a fascia lata free graft inlay. Both patients showed an excellent recovery, no signs of cerebrospinal fluid leak, meningitis, flap necrosis, chronic meningeal or sinonasal inflammation or cerebral herniation having developed. Conclusion: This endoscopic double flap technique we have described is a viable, versatile and safe option for anterior skull base reconstructions, decreasing the incidence of complications in endoscopic endonasal approaches.

Resumo Introdução: Uma das principais preocupações em abordagens endoscópicas endonasais da base do crânio tem sido a alta incidência e morbidade associada a fístulas liquóricas. A introdução e o uso rotineiro de retalhos vascularizados permitiram uma acentuada redução dessa complicação, seguida por uma grande expansão nas indicações e técnicas utilizadas nas abordagens endoscópicas endonasais, incluindo grandes tumores e áreas anteriormente inacessíveis da base do crânio. Objetivo: Descrever a técnica cirúrgica realizando uma reconstrução endoscópica multicamadas da base anterior do crânio com duplo retalho, sem craniotomia. Método: Descrição passo a passo da técnica endoscópica com duplo retalho (retalhos vascularizados nasoseptal e pericraniano e enxerto livre de fascia lata), utilizados e ilustrados em dois pacientes com meningioma do sulco olfatório submetidos à cirurgia por via endoscópica endonasal. Resultados: Em ambos os pacientes procedeu-se ressecção total macroscópica seguido de reconstrução da base anterior do crânio com os retalhos nasoseptal e pericraniano onlay e enxerto livre de fáscia lata inlay. Os pacientes apresentaram uma excelente recuperação, sem sinais de fístula liquórica, meningite, necrose do retalho, inflamação meníngea crônica ou sinonasal ou hérnia cerebral. Conclusão: A técnica endoscópica de duplo retalho, como descrita, trata-se de uma opção viável, versátil e segura para as reconstruções da base anterior do crânio, diminuindo a incidência de complicações em abordagens cirúrgicas endoscópicas endonasais.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Skull Base Neoplasms/surgery , Plastic Surgery Procedures/methods , Endoscopy/methods , Nasal Cavity/surgery , Postoperative Complications , Surgical Flaps , Cadaver , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea/surgery , Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures/methods , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Rev. medica electron ; 41(2): 537-545, mar.-abr. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1004286


RESUMEN Se presentó un caso de una paciente de 70 años de edad, con antecedentes patológicos personales de hipertensión arterial controlada, además de un síndrome demencial instaurado hace 5 años aproximadamente. Con un diagnóstico presuntivo de una demencia tipo Alzheimer y sin estudios desde el punto de vista imagenológico. Se le realizaron diversos estudios que arrojaron una lesión extraaxial interpretada como un meningioma del tercio medio del ala del esfenoides. Se le aplicó una resección tumoral de la totalidad de la lesión, su evolución postquirúrgica fue satisfactoria.

ABSTRACT The case presented is the one of a female patient aged 70 years, with personal pathological antecedents of controlled arterial hypertension besides dementia syndrome for around five years, presumptively diagnosed as Alzheimer-kind dementia without imaging studies. She underwent several studies showing an extra axial lesion that was interpreted as meningioma of the medial third of the sphenoid wing. The tumor resection of the entire lesion was carried out; the post-surgery evaluation was satisfactory.

Humans , Female , Aged , Sphenoid Bone , Skull Base Neoplasms , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnosis , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis , Hypertension/drug therapy
Rev. méd. Panamá ; 39(2): 74-77, 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1102133


Se presenta un caso de una paciente con pérdida de peso, congestión nasal epistaxis, aumento de volumen en cuello con disfagia a sólidos y líquidos de 1 mes de evolución. La tomografía de cuello muestra una masa de tejidos blandos en la base de cuello con erosión del esfenoides con extensión a la fosa craneal media, con erosión del clivus, el esfenoides y la si­lla turca. El diagnostico histopatológico es un estesioneuroblastoma.

We present a case of a patient with weight loss, nasal congestion, epistaxis, increase neck volu­ me with dysphagia to solids and liquids of 1 month of evolution. The neck tomography shows a soft tissue mass at the base of the neck with erosion of the sphe­ noid with extension to the middle cranial fossa, with erosion of the clivus, the sphenoid and the sella turcica. The histopathological diagnosis is an esthesioneuroblastoma.

Humans , Female , Adult , Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Epistaxis/pathology , Nasal Cavity/pathology , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/diagnostic imaging , Deglutition Disorders/diagnosis , Skull Base Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Ethmoid Bone/pathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Arq. bras. neurocir ; 37(4): 334-338, 15/12/2018.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1362675


Foramen magnum meningiomas cause different symptoms based on the size and the location of the tumor. They often present with involvement of the long tracts and of the lower cranial nerves.Ataxia and occipitocervical headache are other common symptoms. In the present study, we report a case of foramen magnum meningioma presenting with cough syncope. A mass lesion located anterolateral to the foramenmagnumwas detected in a 38-year-oldmanduring amagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam; the lesion extended from the inferior clivus to the level of the C2 vertebra. The neural axis has pushed towards posterior and contralateral side by the mass. We think that syncope occurred due to the encasement of the vertebral arteries by the tumor in addition to the compression of the neural axis. The posterolateral approach without condylar resection provides a safe surgical plane for total excision of these tumors. In our case, the tumor was totally removed and the syncope episodes were resolved.

Humans , Male , Adult , Syncope/complications , Cough , Foramen Magnum , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/methods
Rev. chil. radiol ; 24(2): 79-83, jul. 2018. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-959580


Los meningiomas son los tumores intracraneales benignos más frecuentes en adultos, suponen el 20% de todos los tumores cerebrales. Solamente el 1-4% presentan cambios quísticos. La relación entre el componente quístico y sólido de los meningiomas mixtos fue utilizada por varios autores para crear hasta cuatro clasificaciones diferentes de este subtipo de meningiomas. El diagnóstico mediante TC resulta muy complejo ante este subtipo de meningiomas por la dificultad de discernir entre diferentes lesiones intracraneales que también presentan componente quístico asociado. Presentamos el caso de un paciente varón de 49 años que presenta episodios de amaurosis fugax. En la TC se identificó una lesión sólida en localización frontotemporal izquierda, con gran componente quístico que producía importante efecto de masa y desplazaba la línea media. Se completó estudio mediante RM y arteriografía y finalmente fue diagnosticado como meningioma mixto, que tras embolización tumoral desde arteria meníngea media, se resecó quirúrgicamente.

Meningiomas are the most common benign intracranial tumors in adults, accounting for 20% of all brain tumors. Only 1-4% have cystic changes. The relationship between the cystic and solid component of mixed meningiomas was used by several authors to create up to four different classifications of this subtype of meningiomas. CT diagnosis is challenging in this subtype of meningiomas because of the difficulty of distinguishing between different intracranial lesions that also have associated cystic component. We present the case of a 49-year-old male patient with episodes of amaurosis fugax. On CT, a solid lesion was identified in the left frontotemporal region, with a large cystic component that produced an important mass effect and midline displacement. A study was completed by MR and arteriography and finally was diagnosed as mixed meningioma, which after tumor embolization via the middle meningeal artery, was surgically resected.

Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy , Meningioma/epidemiology
Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. (En línea) ; 83(6): 614-620, 2018. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-990876


RESUMEN El siguiente caso clínico trata de una paciente, gestante tras fecundación in vitro, afecta de endometriosis profunda. Dicha paciente debutó durante el embarazo con un síndrome del seno cavernoso con cefalea e hipoestesia facial, siendo diagnosticada tras una exploración neurológica detallada y las pruebas complementarias pertinentes de un meningioma. Por este motivo, tuvo que ser sometida a una cesárea previa al abordaje terapéutico del tumor, dado el empeoramiento clínico progresivo que se estaba produciendo. Dado que en la literatura científica la asociación entre la endometriosis y la aparición de meningiomas ya ha sido descrita, con este caso clínico intentaremos acercarnos a las posibles causas de dicha asociación, como podría ser el ambiente predominantemente estrogénico de las pacientes con endometriosis. De igual modo, abordaremos el manejo del meningioma tanto dentro como fuera del embarazo, sirviéndonos para ello de la bibliografía disponible.

ABSTRACT A pregnancy woman affected by deep endometriosis is presented in this clinical case. A cavernous sinus syndrome was diagnosed during her pregnancy. She started suffering from headache and facial hypoesthesia. After a detailed neurological examination and the relevant complementary tests the patient was diagnosed of a meningioma. Given the progressive clinical worsening that was taking place, she had to undergo a cesarean section prior to the therapeutic approach of the tumor. Through this clinical case we will try to approach the possible causes of the association between endometriosis and meningioma, such as the predominantly estrogenic environment of patients with endometriosis. Similarly, we will address the management of meningioma both inside and outside of pregnancy, using the related available literature.

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , Endometriosis/diagnosis , Endometriosis/pathology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Ovarian Neoplasms , Meningeal Neoplasms , Meningioma/drug therapy
Rev. chil. neurocir ; 43(1): 53-58, July 2017. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-869779


A pesar del desarrollo de las técnicas quirúrgicas de base de cráneo, los meningiomas petroclivales constituyen un reto para el neurocirujano debido a su localización y relación con estructuras neurológicas y vasculares críticas. Se reportan 2 pacientes con diagnóstico de meningioma petroclival que recibieron tratamiento por etapas incluyendo derivación ventrículo peritoneal asistida por endoscopia para la hidrocefalia, abordaje endonasal endoscópico (AEE) extendido al ápex petroso, keyhole subtemporal y retromastoideo con remoción de la lesión. La evolución fue satisfactoria. Se concluyó que los abordajes endoscópicos y por etapas constituyen una excelente opción en el tratamiento de los meningiomas petroclivales.

In spite of the development of the skull base surgery techniques, petroclival meningiomas are a challenge for neurosurgeon due to their localization and relationship with neurovascular structures. Those are two patient with diagnostic of petroclival meningioma whom received treatment step by step included ventricle peritoneal shunt with endoscopic guide for hydrocephalus, extended endonasal approach to petrous apex, subtemporal and retrosigmoid keyhole. The endoscopic approach is an excellent option in the treatment of petroclival meningioma.

Humans , Male , Adult , Middle Aged , Nasal Cavity/surgery , Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery/methods , Endoscopy/methods , Petrous Bone/pathology , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt , Brain Neoplasms , Skull Base/surgery , Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure , Hypertension , Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods , Osteotomy/methods , Paresis , Radiosurgery/methods , Tomography, Spiral Computed/methods
Sâo Paulo med. j ; 135(3): 296-301, May-June 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-904076


ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Brain metastases are the most common tumors of the central nervous system. Because of their high frequency, they may be associated with rare situations. Among these are tumor-to-tumor metastasis and an even a rarer situation called simultaneous brain tumors, which are more related to primary tumors of the reproductive and endocrine systems. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old male patient with a history of renal cell carcinoma (which had previously been resected) presented with a ventricular lesion (suggestive of metastatic origin) and simultaneous olfactory groove lesion (probably a meningioma). First, only the ventricular lesion was dealt with, but after a year, the meningothelial lesion increased and an occipital lesion appeared. Therefore, both of these were resected in a single operation. All the procedures were performed by the same neurosurgeon. The patient evolved without neurological deficits during the postoperative period. After these two interventions, the patient remained well and was referred for adjuvant treatment. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides the first description of an association between these two tumors. Brain metastases may be associated with several lesions, and rare presentations such as simultaneity with meningioma should alert neurosurgeons to provide the best oncological treatment.

RESUMO CONTEXTO: As metástases cerebrais são os tumores mais comuns do sistema nervoso central e, devido à sua elevada frequência, podem estar associadas a situações raras. Entre estas estão as "tumor to tumor metastasis" e uma situação ainda mais rara chamada de tumores cerebrais simultâneos, mais relacionados a tumores primários dos sistemas endocrinológico e reprodutivo. RELATO DE CASO: Um homem de 56 anos com histórico de câncer de células renais (extirpado previamente) apresentou-se com lesão ventricular (sugestiva de origem metastática) e simultaneamente com uma lesão em topografia de goteira olfatória (provavelmente meningioma). Primeiramente, apenas a lesão ventricular foi abordada, porém após um ano, a lesão meningotelial aumentou e uma lesão occipital apareceu e então ambas foram ressecadas em uma única cirurgia. Todos os procedimentos foram realizados pelo mesmo neurocirurgião. O paciente evoluiu sem déficits neurológicos no período pós-operatório. Após essas duas intervenções, o paciente permaneceu bem, sendo encaminhado para tratamento adjuvante. CONCLUSÕES: O presente trabalho é a primeira descrição da associação encontrada entre esses dois tumores. As metástases cerebrais podem associar-se a várias lesões, e manifestações raras, tais como apresentação simultânea com meningioma, devem alertar o neurocirurgião a fornecer o melhor tratamento oncológico.

Carcinoma, Renal Cell/secondary , Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms/secondary , Kidney Neoplasms/pathology , Meningeal Neoplasms/secondary , Meningioma/secondary , Immunohistochemistry , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms , Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms/surgery , Treatment Outcome , Rare Diseases , Meningeal Neoplasms/surgery , Meningeal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/surgery , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging
Rev. cuba. cir ; 50(1)ene.-mar. 2011. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-616303


Los meningiomas intracraneales son tumores por lo general benignos, de crecimiento lento, y se originan en la capa de células aracnoideas, especialmente en las granulaciones aracnoideas. Los meningiomas anaplásicos o malignos representen solo el 1-3 por ciento. En ocasiones simulan lesiones tumorales neuroepiteliales malignas, por su crecimiento rápido y la frecuente invasión al tejido cerebral vecino; suelen recidivar con mayor frecuencia y muchas veces requieren terapia coadyuvante. Las imágenes topográficas de este tipo de tumores suelen ser hiperdensas, con muy buena captación del contraste, regulares y bien delimitadas con poco o ningún edema asociado, todo lo contrario a lo visto en el caso que se presenta, en el cual las imágenes parecían corresponder a las de un glioma maligno (glioblastoma multiforme)(AU)

The intracranial meningiomas are tumors in general of benign type of a slow growth originating in the arachnoid cells layer, especially in arachnoid granulations. The anaplastic or malignant meningiomas accounted for only the 1-3 percent. Sometimes they simulate malignant neuroepithelial lesions due to its fast growth and the frequent invasion of surrounding cerebral tissue with very frequent relapses and many times they required adjuvant therapy. The topographic images of this type of tumor are hyper-denses with a good contrast capture, regular and well defined with not much or not associated edema, quite the contrary that observed in present case where images seems to correspond with those of a malignant glioma (multiforme glioblastoma)(AU)

Humans , Male , Adult , Meningioma/epidemiology , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/surgery
Iranian Journal of Radiology. 2011; 8 (3): 176-181
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-144181


Parapharyngeal tumors are less common in clinical practice and are often difficult to diagnose upon clinical examination due to the anatomic complexity of the region. We report a rare case of extracranial parapharyngeal space meningioma presenting as a cervical mass with encasement of cranial nerves giving tram track appearance and features on various imaging modalities [Radiographs, Ultrasound, Computed tomography [CT] scan and Magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]]

Humans , Female , Meningeal Neoplasms , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Pharynx , Meningioma/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Magnetic Resonance Imaging