Meningioma of the Posterior Surface of the Petrous Bone

  • Anton Valavanis
  • Othmar Schubiger
  • Thomas P. Naidich

Abstract

Meningioma is the second most frequent cerebello-pontine angle tumor, with an incidence of 6.7 to 9.5% (57, 575, 625, 630, 640, 641). Meningiomas of the cerebellopontine angle constitute 5 to 8.4% of all meningiomas and 1 to 1.7% of all intracranial tumors (78, 365, 416, 418). Indeed, most infratentorial meningiomas (42 to 56.6%) originate from the posterior surface of the petrous bone and primarily involve the pontocerebellar cistern (57, 630).

Keywords

Peri Pyramid Meningioma Hydrocephalus Dura 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton Valavanis
    • 1
  • Othmar Schubiger
    • 2
  • Thomas P. Naidich
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung für NeuroradiologieUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Privatdozent für NeuroradiologieZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Section of NeuroradiologyThe Children’s Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

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