IJNS 2016; 05(02): 106-109
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581981
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Cystic Angiomatous Meningioma: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Sumit Bansal
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
,
Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
,
Susama Patra
2  Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
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Publication History

31 July 2015

23 December 2015

Publication Date:
08 June 2016 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

Cyst formation in meningioma is rare and furthermore, cyst formation in angiomatous variant of meningioma is extremely rare. Here, we are reporting an unusual angiomatous variant of meningioma with extensive cystic changes mimicking supratentorial hemangioblastoma. The tumor was detected in a 42-year-old woman who presented with left-sided hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a large-sized cystic tumor with a contrast-enhancing nodule in the right posterior frontal region. Total excision of the tumor was achieved and left hemiparesis improved.