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Meningioma
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR; Majda M. Thurnher, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Typical meningioma (TM)
            • Atypical meningioma (AM), malignant meningioma (MM)
          • Definitions

            • TM = WHO grade 1 meningioma

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Other Modality Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Chiarelli M et al: An incidental pulmonary meningioma revealing an intracranial meningioma: primary or secondary lesion? Ann Thorac Surg. 99(4):e83-4, 2015
                                          2. Okuchi S et al: Grading meningioma: a comparative study of thallium-SPECT and FDG-PET. Medicine (Baltimore). 94(6):e549, 2015
                                          3. Shibuya M: Pathology and molecular genetics of meningioma: recent advances. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 55(1):14-27, 2015
                                          4. Watanabe K et al: Prediction of hard meningiomas: quantitative evaluation based on the magnetic resonance signal intensity. Acta Radiol. ePub, 2015
                                          5. Zeng L et al: Will an Asymptomatic Meningioma Grow or Not Grow? A Meta-analysis. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. ePub, 2015
                                          6. Jadik S et al: Intraparenchymal meningioma mimicking cavernous malformation: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 8:467, 2014
                                          7. Lin BJ et al: Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging grading and pathological grading in meningioma. J Neurosurg. 121(5):1201-8, 2014
                                          8. Wen M et al: Immunohistochemical profile of the dural tail in intracranial meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 156(12):2263-73, 2014
                                          9. Nagar VA et al: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging: diagnosing atypical or malignant meningiomas and detecting tumor dedifferentiation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(6):1147-52, 2008
                                          10. Zhang H et al: Perfusion MR imaging for differentiation of benign and malignant meningiomas. Neuroradiology. 50(6):525-30, 2008
                                          11. Zhang H et al: Preoperative subtyping of meningiomas by perfusion MR imaging. Neuroradiology. 50(10):835-40, 2008
                                          12. Tropine A et al: Differentiation of fibroblastic meningiomas from other benign subtypes using diffusion tensor imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 25(4):703-8, 2007
                                          13. Bosch MM et al: Optic nerve sheath meningiomas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2. Arch Ophthalmol. 124(3):379-85, 2006
                                          14. Takeguchi T et al: The dural tail of intracranial meningiomas on fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery images. Neuroradiology. 46(2):130-5, 2004
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                                          References
                                          Tables

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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Typical meningioma (TM)
                                                    • Atypical meningioma (AM), malignant meningioma (MM)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • TM = WHO grade 1 meningioma

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Angiographic Findings

                                                          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                            • Other Modality Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Chiarelli M et al: An incidental pulmonary meningioma revealing an intracranial meningioma: primary or secondary lesion? Ann Thorac Surg. 99(4):e83-4, 2015
                                                                                  2. Okuchi S et al: Grading meningioma: a comparative study of thallium-SPECT and FDG-PET. Medicine (Baltimore). 94(6):e549, 2015
                                                                                  3. Shibuya M: Pathology and molecular genetics of meningioma: recent advances. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 55(1):14-27, 2015
                                                                                  4. Watanabe K et al: Prediction of hard meningiomas: quantitative evaluation based on the magnetic resonance signal intensity. Acta Radiol. ePub, 2015
                                                                                  5. Zeng L et al: Will an Asymptomatic Meningioma Grow or Not Grow? A Meta-analysis. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. ePub, 2015
                                                                                  6. Jadik S et al: Intraparenchymal meningioma mimicking cavernous malformation: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 8:467, 2014
                                                                                  7. Lin BJ et al: Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging grading and pathological grading in meningioma. J Neurosurg. 121(5):1201-8, 2014
                                                                                  8. Wen M et al: Immunohistochemical profile of the dural tail in intracranial meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 156(12):2263-73, 2014
                                                                                  9. Nagar VA et al: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging: diagnosing atypical or malignant meningiomas and detecting tumor dedifferentiation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(6):1147-52, 2008
                                                                                  10. Zhang H et al: Perfusion MR imaging for differentiation of benign and malignant meningiomas. Neuroradiology. 50(6):525-30, 2008
                                                                                  11. Zhang H et al: Preoperative subtyping of meningiomas by perfusion MR imaging. Neuroradiology. 50(10):835-40, 2008
                                                                                  12. Tropine A et al: Differentiation of fibroblastic meningiomas from other benign subtypes using diffusion tensor imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 25(4):703-8, 2007
                                                                                  13. Bosch MM et al: Optic nerve sheath meningiomas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2. Arch Ophthalmol. 124(3):379-85, 2006
                                                                                  14. Takeguchi T et al: The dural tail of intracranial meningiomas on fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery images. Neuroradiology. 46(2):130-5, 2004