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Meningioma - Frontal  Parafalcine - Case 5

A 55 year-old woman presented with a weakness of both legs and difficulty walking. A spinal cord lesion was initially suspected.

Show the Tumor on T2    Note that the Tumor is Isointense on T1   Show the Gadolinium Enhancement

MRI Axial Scans: (Left) T2-weighted; (Middle) T1-weighted; (Right) T1-weighted with gadolinium. Note the large midline mass which is compressing the adjacent medial frontal lobes.  The mass enhances with contrast. This is the appearance of a meningioma.  Meningiomas are common tumors.  They are typically benign histologically, and treatable with surgical resection if they are in an accessible location.

Last Update: 01/16/06
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