Parkinsonian syndrome in a patient with a pterional meningioma: Case report and review of the literature

M. Salvati, A. Frati, P. Ferrari, C. Verrelli, S. Artizzu, C. Letizia

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The onset of a Parkinsonism in a patient with intracranial meningioma is definitely rare. The authors described the case of a patient suffering from a Parkinsonian syndrome for 10 years with no evidence of clinical improvement after medical treatment. A CT-scan of the brain evidenced a right pterional intracranial meningioma. The complete surgical removal of the neoplasm succeeded in resolving the Parkinsonian syndrome. The extension of the neoplasm and of the peritumoral edema may play an important role in compressing and consequently impairing perfusion of the basal ganglia region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000



  • Cerebral edema
  • Cerebral tumours
  • Intracranial meningioma
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinsonian syndrome
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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