About this item:

144 Views | 196 Downloads

Author Notes:

Correspondence should be addressed to David V. LaBorde, dvlaborde@gmail.com

O. N. Kashlan contributed as the guarantor of integrity of the entire study, to literature search, data acquisition, and statistical analysis.

O. N. Kashlan, D. V. Laborde, and A. M. Saindane made the data analysis.

All authors worked on the study concepts, study design, definition of intellectual content, clinical studies, experimental studies, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing, and, finally, manuscript review.

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

They have no financial interest in any materials or equipment mentioned in this paper.

Subjects:

Research Funding:

No financial support was received for the generation of this case report.

Meningioangiomatosis: a case report and literature review emphasizing diverse appearance on different imaging modalities.

Tools:

Journal Title:

Case Reports in Neurological Medicine

Volume:

Volume 2011

Publisher:

, Pages 361203-361203

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF

Abstract:

Purpose. Meningioangiomatosis (MA) is a rare, benign lesion that commonly mimics other intracranial malformations in clinical presentation and appearance on imaging. The case presented and the literature review performed highlight the importance of combining MRI and CT results to better characterize intracranial lesions and including MA on the list of differential diagnoses of patients presenting with seizures. Methods. The case described is of a 19-year-old male with a 10-year history of worsening seizures refractory to multiple drug regimens. MRI revealed an atypical vascular malformation. The patient underwent surgical resection of the epileptogenic cortex. Results. Although the radiologic impression of the lesion was a vascular malformation, pathological examination revealed MA. A literature search performed highlights the variability of the appearance of MA on CT and MRI and suggests the utility of the T2 GRE sequence in illustrating the presence of calcification and, in a lesion with other characteristic features, the diagnosis of MA. Conclusion. MA can be a difficult diagnosis to make based on imaging findings alone. However, in a patient with a characteristic history and presentation, the presence of a calcified mass on CT and MRI brain susceptibility artifact on a T2 GRE sequence may suggest MA.

Copyright information:

© 2011 Osama N. Kashlan et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Creative Commons License

Export to EndNote