Two Meningiomas With Different Histological Grades in the Same Patient

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Emmez H., KALE A., Toenge M., Cakir A., Ceviker N.

NEUROLOGIA MEDICO-CHIRURGICA, vol.50, no.8, pp.686-688, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2176/nmc.50.686
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.686-688
  • Keywords: atypical meningioma, different histological types, meningothelial meningioma, MULTIPLE MENINGIOMAS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 56-year-old female presented with two intracranial meningiomas with different grades manifesting as speech disorder for one week. Neurological and radiological evaluations showed two distinct tumors suggestive of multicentric meningiomas. Surgical resection of both masses was performed in the same procedure. Histological examination found both meningothelial and atypical meningiomas. Concurrency of meningiomas with different grades in same patient is extremely rare. The present case emphasizes the need for follow up of all patients with meningioma even if the neuroimaging features indicate benign character.