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Meckel Cave Lesion
Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. Watane GV et al: The significance of arachnoid granulation in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 42(2):282-285, 2018
            2. Hughes JD et al: Diagnosis and outcome of biopsies of indeterminate lesions of the cavernous sinus and Meckel's cave: a retrospective case series in 85 patients. Neurosurgery. ePub, 2017
            3. Inoue T et al: Trigeminal neurofibroma in the infratemporal fossa arising from the inferior alveolar nerve: a case report. Mol Clin Oncol. 7(5):825-829, 2017
            4. Wright JN et al: Asymmetric Meckel cave enlargement: a potential marker of PHACES syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(6):1223-1227, 2017
            5. Niranjan A et al: Multimodality management of trigeminal schwannomas. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 77(4):371-8, 2016
            6. Bialer OY et al: Meningoceles in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(3):608-13, 2014
            7. San Millán D et al: Enlarged CSF spaces in pseudotumor cerebri. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 203(4):W457-8, 2014
            8. Tiegs-Heiden CA et al: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease of the orbit: imaging features in 27 patients. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 35(7):1393-7, 2014
            9. Paes FM et al: Perineural spread in head and neck malignancies: clinical significance and evaluation with 18F-FDG PET/CT. Radiographics. 33(6):1717-36, 2013
            10. Strub GM et al: Chronic facial pain and Meckel cave masses as the initial presentation of neurosarcoidosis: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 92(12):558-65, 2013
            11. Bahrami S et al: Quality initiatives: blind spots at brain imaging. Radiographics. 29(7):1877-96, 2009
            12. VandeVyver V et al: MRI findings of the normal and diseased trigeminal nerve ganglion and branches: a pictorial review. JBR-BTR. 90(4):272-7, 2007
            13. De Pena CA et al: Lymphomatous involvement of the trigeminal nerve and Meckel cave: CT and MR appearance. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 10(5 Suppl):S15-7, 1989
            14. Gholkar A et al: Plexiform trigeminal neurofibroma. Clin Radiol. 39(3):313-5, 1988
            15. Beck DW et al: Lesions in Meckel's cave: variable presentation and pathology. J Neurosurg. 67(5):684-9, 1987
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. Watane GV et al: The significance of arachnoid granulation in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 42(2):282-285, 2018
                      2. Hughes JD et al: Diagnosis and outcome of biopsies of indeterminate lesions of the cavernous sinus and Meckel's cave: a retrospective case series in 85 patients. Neurosurgery. ePub, 2017
                      3. Inoue T et al: Trigeminal neurofibroma in the infratemporal fossa arising from the inferior alveolar nerve: a case report. Mol Clin Oncol. 7(5):825-829, 2017
                      4. Wright JN et al: Asymmetric Meckel cave enlargement: a potential marker of PHACES syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(6):1223-1227, 2017
                      5. Niranjan A et al: Multimodality management of trigeminal schwannomas. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 77(4):371-8, 2016
                      6. Bialer OY et al: Meningoceles in idiopathic intracranial hypertension. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 202(3):608-13, 2014
                      7. San Millán D et al: Enlarged CSF spaces in pseudotumor cerebri. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 203(4):W457-8, 2014
                      8. Tiegs-Heiden CA et al: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease of the orbit: imaging features in 27 patients. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 35(7):1393-7, 2014
                      9. Paes FM et al: Perineural spread in head and neck malignancies: clinical significance and evaluation with 18F-FDG PET/CT. Radiographics. 33(6):1717-36, 2013
                      10. Strub GM et al: Chronic facial pain and Meckel cave masses as the initial presentation of neurosarcoidosis: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 92(12):558-65, 2013
                      11. Bahrami S et al: Quality initiatives: blind spots at brain imaging. Radiographics. 29(7):1877-96, 2009
                      12. VandeVyver V et al: MRI findings of the normal and diseased trigeminal nerve ganglion and branches: a pictorial review. JBR-BTR. 90(4):272-7, 2007
                      13. De Pena CA et al: Lymphomatous involvement of the trigeminal nerve and Meckel cave: CT and MR appearance. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 10(5 Suppl):S15-7, 1989
                      14. Gholkar A et al: Plexiform trigeminal neurofibroma. Clin Radiol. 39(3):313-5, 1988
                      15. Beck DW et al: Lesions in Meckel's cave: variable presentation and pathology. J Neurosurg. 67(5):684-9, 1987