35. Meningioma

Page created on March 20, 2019. Last updated on April 4, 2022 at 12:43

Organ: Skull


On the inner surface of the skull is there a well-demarcated, rounded, firm, solitary mass that is attached to the dura.

Diagnosis: Meningioma

Risk factors:

  • Ionizing radiation


In most cases, meningiomas are benign and don’t infiltrate other tissues, causing problems because of compression of the brain. High-grade forms of meningioma (anaplastic meningioma) are very rare.

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2 thoughts on “35. Meningioma”

    1. Never say never, grade III anaplastic meningiomas definitely can, but it’s very very rare, so I’ll change the topic.

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