Epidural spinal meningioma. Role of magnetic resonance in differential diagnosis

G. Gambardella, S. Toscano, C. Staropoli, M. Longo, D. D'Amico, T. Marafioti, F. Tomasello

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Abstract

A rare case of an extradurally growing spinal meningioma in an elderly woman is reported. Neuro-imaging, particularly magnetic resonance (MR), allowed to recognize the lesion, which, otherwise, could raise problems of differential diagnosis with a spinal metastasis. An emergency operation, required by a sudden neurological deterioration, was decisive in recovery of neurological deficits. In a review of the literature, extradurally growing spinal meningiomas appear to occur with a higher frequency than it is thought. Therefore, they are to be suspected when dealing with extradural spinal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume107
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990

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Keywords

  • emergency operation
  • Extradurally growing spinal meningioma
  • magnetic resonance
  • reversibility neurological lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Gambardella, G., Toscano, S., Staropoli, C., Longo, M., D'Amico, D., Marafioti, T., & Tomasello, F. (1990). Epidural spinal meningioma. Role of magnetic resonance in differential diagnosis. Acta Neurochirurgica, 107(1-2), 70-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01402617

Epidural spinal meningioma. Role of magnetic resonance in differential diagnosis. / Gambardella, G.; Toscano, S.; Staropoli, C.; Longo, M.; D'Amico, D.; Marafioti, T.; Tomasello, F.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 107, No. 1-2, 03.1990, p. 70-73.

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Gambardella, G, Toscano, S, Staropoli, C, Longo, M, D'Amico, D, Marafioti, T & Tomasello, F 1990, 'Epidural spinal meningioma. Role of magnetic resonance in differential diagnosis', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 107, no. 1-2, pp. 70-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01402617
Gambardella, G. ; Toscano, S. ; Staropoli, C. ; Longo, M. ; D'Amico, D. ; Marafioti, T. ; Tomasello, F. / Epidural spinal meningioma. Role of magnetic resonance in differential diagnosis. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 1990 ; Vol. 107, No. 1-2. pp. 70-73.
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