Case report 680

Pamela Van Tassel, Ya Yen Lee, Alberto Ayala, C. Humberto Carrasco, Tomas Klima

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Abstract

Two cases of intraosseous meningioma of the calvaria with hyperostosis are presented and compared with the appearance on plain films and CT of en plaque meningioma, metastatic disease from such primary sites as prostatic cancer, and fibrous dysplasia. It is emphasized that intraosseous meningioma in the calvaria is relatively uncommon, occurring most often in the sphenoid bone (probably because of its numerous articulations). The relationship of the development of intraosseous meningioma to the entrapment of dura containing arachnoid cells is discussed in considering the cause of such lesions, and it is stressed that calvarial fractures and cranial sutures may contribute to the entrapment of arachnoidal tissue and later the formation of a meningioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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