Meningioma mimicking Haemangiopericytoma: A Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Md. Abdullah Alamgir Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurosciences, Dhaka
  • Md. Jainul Abadin Honorary Medical Office, Department of Neurosurgery, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v1i2.29855

Keywords:

Haemangiopericytoma, meningioma, computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

A wide spectrum of dural lesions occurs which is mimicking meningioma. The meningeal haemangiopericytoma is a rare tumor of meninges that is difficult to distinguish from meningioma; however both are treated similarly with surgical resection with or without radiotherapy to reduce the risk of recurrence. Macroscopically many haemangiopericytoma resemble to meningioma but are distinct histologically. These tumors show more aggressive natural history. Vascular nature of tumor suggests a different therapeutic approach thus fore warning a surgeon to a potentially more challenging resection.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh 2015;1(2): 69-71

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2017-04-06

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Alamgir, M. A., & Abadin, M. J. (2017). Meningioma mimicking Haemangiopericytoma: A Rare Case Report. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 1(2), 69–71. https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v1i2.29855

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