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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(12): 1693-1699.
Multiple Intracranial Meningiomas.
Sang Joon Park, Se Hyuck Park, Dong Ik Shin, Sae Moon Oh
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Since introduction of magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), six cases of multiple intracranial meningiomas without signs of neurofibromatosis were found among the forty eight cases of meningiomas. The incidence of multiple intracranial meningiomas in our series was 12.5% of all meningiomas. We analyzed six cases of multiple intracranial meningiomas that were evaluated by MRI. Two tumors were found in five patients, whereas the other one patient had more than ten tumors at different sites. The tendency of unihemispheric distribution was not seen and two cases had bilaterally located tumors and other two cases had tumors above and below the tentorium without tentorial involvement. Relatively high occurrence of meningioma in posterior fossa was observed. Half of the six cases had posterior fossa tumors and 6 tumors(28.6%) of the total 21 tumors were located in the posterior fossa. All the cases were female. Mean age on admission was 61.3 years, ranged from 44 to 77 years. All six patients were treated surgically and three of them underwent multiple staged operations. Histologically, of the 12 tumors removed, 5 were transitional, 4 were fibroblastic, 3 were meningothelial. The histological subtypes of tumors in each case were different in two cases, but identical in other three cases. The surgical results, although the follow-up periods(ranged 3 months to 2.5 years) were not long enough in some cases, were favorable.
Key Words: Multiple meningiomas; Posterior fossa; Magnetic resonance imaging
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