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Meningioma
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • "Typical" meningioma (TM); "common" meningioma (CM)
            • Atypical meningioma (AM)
            • Malignant meningioma (MM)
          • Synonyms

            • Common or "benign" meningioma
          • Definitions

            • TM = WHO grade 1 meningioma

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine 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. Coy S et al: An update on the CNS manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 2. Acta Neuropathol. 139(4):643-65, 2020
                                        2. Lee YS et al: Molecular characteristics of meningiomas. J Pathol Transl Med. 54(1):45-63, 2020
                                        3. Berhouma M et al: Pathogenesis of peri-tumoral edema in intracranial meningiomas. Neurosurg Rev. 42(1):59-71, 2019
                                        4. Ekşi MŞ et al: Elderly patients with intracranial meningioma: surgical considerations in 228 patients with a comprehensive analysis of the literature. World Neurosurg. 132:e350-65, 2019
                                        5. Krishnan V et al: Imaging spectrum of meningiomas: a review of uncommon imaging appearances and their histopathological and prognostic significance. Pol J Radiol. 84:e630-53, 2019
                                        6. Kwon SM et al: Primary intraosseous osteolytic meningioma: a case report and review of the literature. BMC Neurol. 19(1):176, 2019
                                        7. Pereira BJA et al: Molecular alterations in meningiomas: literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 176:89-96, 2019
                                        8. Youngblood MW et al: Correlations between genomic subgroup and clinical features in a cohort of more than 3000 meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 1-10, 2019
                                        9. Lin MC et al: Preoperative grading of intracranial meningioma by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). PLoS One. 13(11):e0207612, 2018
                                        10. Preusser M et al: Advances in meningioma genetics: novel therapeutic opportunities. Nat Rev Neurol. 14(2):106-15, 2018
                                        11. Proctor DT et al: Towards molecular classification of meningioma: evolving treatment and diagnostic paradigms. World Neurosurg. 119:366-73, 2018
                                        12. Yao A et al: Can MRI predict meningioma consistency?: a correlation with tumor pathology and systematic review. Neurosurg Rev. 41(3):745-53, 2018
                                        13. Zhang T et al: WHO grade I meningioma subtypes: MRI features and pathological analysis. Life Sci. 213:50-6, 2018
                                        14. Wen M et al: Immunohistochemical profile of the dural tail in intracranial meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 156(12):2263-73, 2014
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • "Typical" meningioma (TM); "common" meningioma (CM)
                                                  • Atypical meningioma (AM)
                                                  • Malignant meningioma (MM)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Common or "benign" meningioma
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • TM = WHO grade 1 meningioma

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Angiographic Findings

                                                        • Nuclear Medicine 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. Coy S et al: An update on the CNS manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 2. Acta Neuropathol. 139(4):643-65, 2020
                                                                              2. Lee YS et al: Molecular characteristics of meningiomas. J Pathol Transl Med. 54(1):45-63, 2020
                                                                              3. Berhouma M et al: Pathogenesis of peri-tumoral edema in intracranial meningiomas. Neurosurg Rev. 42(1):59-71, 2019
                                                                              4. Ekşi MŞ et al: Elderly patients with intracranial meningioma: surgical considerations in 228 patients with a comprehensive analysis of the literature. World Neurosurg. 132:e350-65, 2019
                                                                              5. Krishnan V et al: Imaging spectrum of meningiomas: a review of uncommon imaging appearances and their histopathological and prognostic significance. Pol J Radiol. 84:e630-53, 2019
                                                                              6. Kwon SM et al: Primary intraosseous osteolytic meningioma: a case report and review of the literature. BMC Neurol. 19(1):176, 2019
                                                                              7. Pereira BJA et al: Molecular alterations in meningiomas: literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 176:89-96, 2019
                                                                              8. Youngblood MW et al: Correlations between genomic subgroup and clinical features in a cohort of more than 3000 meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 1-10, 2019
                                                                              9. Lin MC et al: Preoperative grading of intracranial meningioma by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). PLoS One. 13(11):e0207612, 2018
                                                                              10. Preusser M et al: Advances in meningioma genetics: novel therapeutic opportunities. Nat Rev Neurol. 14(2):106-15, 2018
                                                                              11. Proctor DT et al: Towards molecular classification of meningioma: evolving treatment and diagnostic paradigms. World Neurosurg. 119:366-73, 2018
                                                                              12. Yao A et al: Can MRI predict meningioma consistency?: a correlation with tumor pathology and systematic review. Neurosurg Rev. 41(3):745-53, 2018
                                                                              13. Zhang T et al: WHO grade I meningioma subtypes: MRI features and pathological analysis. Life Sci. 213:50-6, 2018
                                                                              14. Wen M et al: Immunohistochemical profile of the dural tail in intracranial meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 156(12):2263-73, 2014