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Meningioma
Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Meningioma
            • Most common primary brain tumor (1/3 of all primary brain/spine tumors)
            • Arises from dura
            • Morbidity and mortality from location and rate of growth
            • Most often benign
            • Associated with prior radiation treatment, neurofibromatosis type 2, or sporadic

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                  • Presentation

                    • Demographics

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            Selected References

                            1. Ivanidze J et al: Gallium-68 DOTATATE PET in the evaluation of intracranial meningiomas. J Neuroimaging. 29(5):650-6, 2019
                            2. Manganaro MS et al: Multifocal meningiomas mimicking dural-based intracranial metastases at 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 44(7):594-5, 2019
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Imaging

                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                  • Definitions

                                    • Meningioma
                                      • Most common primary brain tumor (1/3 of all primary brain/spine tumors)
                                      • Arises from dura
                                      • Morbidity and mortality from location and rate of growth
                                      • Most often benign
                                      • Associated with prior radiation treatment, neurofibromatosis type 2, or sporadic

                                  IMAGING

                                  • General Features

                                    • CT Findings

                                      • MR Findings

                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                          PATHOLOGY

                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                            • Presentation

                                              • Demographics

                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                  • Treatment

                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                    • Consider

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Ivanidze J et al: Gallium-68 DOTATATE PET in the evaluation of intracranial meningiomas. J Neuroimaging. 29(5):650-6, 2019
                                                      2. Manganaro MS et al: Multifocal meningiomas mimicking dural-based intracranial metastases at 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med. 44(7):594-5, 2019