Foramen Magnum Meningioma – A common histological tumor in a rare location

Authors: Văcăraș V (1,2) , Maior T (1,3) , Munțiu A (1,2) , Taloș A (2) , Mureșanu DF (1,2)
(1) “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (2) Neurology II Department, Cluj-Napoca County Emergency Hospital (3) Neurosurgery Department, Cluj-Napoca County Emergency Hospital
Source: Balneo and PRM Research Journal
DOI: 10.12680/balneo.2021.450 Publication date: 2021 Sep E-Publication date: 2021 Sep Availability: full text Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Vitalie Văcăraș:


Article abstract

Meningiomas located in the foramen magnum area are uncommon. We report the case of a patient with a mass lesion compressing the medulla, who was admitted to the Neurology Department for cervical pain and tetraparesis. On the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) examination, specific features for a meningioma were described, confirmed later by the histopathological examination. The patient presented a favorable evolution, at only one month after surgery.

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