Parasagittal solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges. Case report and review of the literature

D. C. Nikas, U. De Girolami, R. D. Folkerth, L. Bello, A. A. Zamani, P. McL Black

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Abstract

The clinical, radiologic and pathologic features of a case of parasagittal solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges are reported. The patient was a 44 year-old male who presented with a complex partial seizure and a history of headaches and confusion. Radiological studies showed a large extra-axial dural-based mass in the right parietal region, predominantly isointense with gray matter and hypointense with respect to white matter on T1-weighted images, and hypointense with respect to gray matter on T2-weighted images. At surgery, the mass was very vascular, quite firm and very adherent to the convexity. Histologically the tumor was composed of spindle-shaped cells growing in fascicles within a collagenous matrix. Solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges is a newly described entity, which should be kept in mind in the clinical and radiological differential diagnosis of extra-axial brain tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume141
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • CD 34
  • Fibrous meningioma
  • Solitary fibrous tumor
  • Spindle-cell neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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