Intracranial Cystic Meningioma associated with Multiple Aneurysms and a Venous Angioma

Kazumaro Yokoi, Tetsuo Kanno, Kazuhiko Nonomura, Tsukasa Kawase, Kazunao Onouchi, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Kazuhisa Fujisawa, Hirotoshi Sano, Kazuhiro Katada

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A 50-year-old male was hospitalized with headache and visual disturbance. Computerized tomography revealed a cystic lesion in the left occipital area as well as a small, hyperdense lesion in the left posterior fossa. On angiograms the left occipital lesion appeared to be a meningioma and the left posterior fossa lesion a venous angioma. In addition, the right carotid angiogram revealed an A2 aneurysm and the right vertebral angiogram showed a basilar top aneurysm. The left occipital lesion and both aneurysms were treated surgically. The left occipital lesion was diagnosed as meningotheliomatous meningioma. Cystic meningioma is rare, accounting for only 1.2–2:2% of all meningiomas. Also, aneurysms are associated with only 2.5–4% of all brain tumors. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first reported case of the cystic meningioma associated with multiple aneurysms and a venous angioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1184
Number of pages5
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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