Mast cell-rich convexity meningioma presenting as chronic subdural hematoma: case report and review of the literature

Emil A. Popovic, Mark K. Lyons, Bernd W. Scheithauer, W. Richard Marsh

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A 47-year-old woman with a convexity meningioma presenting as a chronic subdural hematoma is reported. This case is unique in that the symptoms were cyclical and stereotypic. The tumor contained an unusually high number of mast cells. A possible etiologic role of histamine-related vasodilation and tumoral hemorrhage is explored. The relationship between meningioma and subdural hematoma is discussed, and the literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1994



  • Mast cell
  • Meningioma
  • Subdural hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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