Frontal sagittal meningioma: Tumor parasitization of cortical vasculature as the etiology of peritumoral edema. Case report

J. L.D. Atkinson, J. I. Lane

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Abstract

Peritumoral edema surrounding meningiomas is poorly understood; however, several theories have been proposed in the literature. A case is presented here of a frontal sagittal meningioma symmetrically effacing both frontal lobes that subsequently evokes peritumoral edema on only one side. The tumor is histologically identical on the left and right sides. Angiograms were obtained that support previous work, which suggests that the degree of cortical parasitization of blood supply correlates with peritumoral edema whether or not tumor secretory factors are involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)924-926
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • malignant meningioma
  • meningioma
  • peritumoral edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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