Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Atypical meningioma associated with multiple meningiomas

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A. I. Cucu
Claudia Florida Costea
Mihaela Dana Turliuc
Gabriela Florenta Dumitrescu
Anca Sava
I. Poeata

Abstract

The incidence of multiple meningiomas (MMs) without stigmata of neurofibromatosis or family history of meningiomatosis is rare. MMs with atypical histology are even rarer, since most of them have benign histology. The authors report three cases of MMs, of which the symptomatic meningioma removed was an atypical meningioma (AM). We also review their possible pathogenesis and histopathology. Although there has not been established any MMs management and therapy strategy so far, our recommendation is to treat symptomatic and accessible lesions or growing tumours and also to prefer a conservative approach consisting of the imaging follow-up of asymptomatic lesions.

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Cucu, A. I., Costea, C. F., Turliuc, M. D., Dumitrescu, G. F., Sava, A., & Poeata, I. (2018). Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Atypical meningioma associated with multiple meningiomas. Romanian Neurosurgery, 32(4), 563–572. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1130
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A. I. Cucu

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Claudia Florida Costea

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Mihaela Dana Turliuc

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Gabriela Florenta Dumitrescu

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA

Anca Sava

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, ROMANIA

I. Poeata

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital, Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, ROMANIA