Intraventricular microcystic meningioma in a child: a case report

Abstract

Background

Microcystic meningiomas are extra axial masses that are extremely rare in the pediatric population. Intraventricular meningiomas are also rarely seen.

Case Presentation

This case reports an 18-year-old boy who had an intraventricular mass on magnetic resonance imaging at the age of 12 years and had shown growth at a 6-year follow-up after subtotal resection. The mass was removed by total resection and pathological examination indicated microcystic meningioma.

Conclusion

The present case is the first pediatric intraventricular microcystic meningioma in the literature. We believe that this unique case presented with its radiological, pathological and clinical features will contribute to the literature.

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Abbreviations

MM:

Microcystic meningioma

WHO:

World Health Organization

MRI:

Magnetic resonance imaging

EMA:

Epithelial membrane antigen

IVMs:

Intraventricular meningiomas

PNET:

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor

SEGA:

Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma

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Sahinoglu, M., Karabagli, P., Karabagli, H. et al. Intraventricular microcystic meningioma in a child: a case report. Childs Nerv Syst 36, 1539–1543 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-019-04472-x

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Keywords

  • Intraventricular
  • Meningioma
  • Microcystic
  • Pediatric brain tumor