Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 161, Issue 3, pp 589–592 | Cite as

Combined hormonal influence of cyproterone acetate and nomegestrol acetate on meningioma: a case report

  • Pierre-Olivier ChampagneEmail author
  • Thibault Passeri
  • Sebastien Froelich
Case Report - Tumor - Meningioma
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  1. Tumor – Meningioma


Cyproterone acetate (CPA) is an antiandrogenic drug which has recently been recognized to promote the occurrence and growth of intracranial meningiomas. Nomegestrol acetate (NOMAC) is a widely used progestin-like drug that could be suggested as an alternative for patients taking CPA. We report a case of CPA-related meningioma for which relay from CPA to NOMAC led to further tumor growth and cessation of NOMAC-induced tumor shrinkage. We suggest NOMAC can have a similar effect than CPA on meningiomas. The use of NOMAC as replacement for CPA in the presence of a meningioma should be discouraged until further evidence becomes available on the role of NOMAC in such instances.


Cyproterone acetate Nomegestrol acetate Meningioma Hormone therapy 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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The patient has consented to the submission of the case report for submission to the journal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital LariboisièreParis VII-Diderot UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Lariboisière HospitalUniversity of Paris DiderotParisFrance

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