Two cases with a cystic meningioma in childhood

Keisuke Ohtani, Masayuki Kanamori, Shunsuke Omodaka, Shingo Yonezawa, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Takazawa, Hidekachi Kurotaki, Kimiaki Nakamura, Teruhiko Tanaka, Tatsuya Sasaki, Michiharu Nishijima

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Cystic meningiomas in childhood are relatively rare. We experienced 2 cases of childhood cystic meningioma and present the clinical and pathological findings here. The first patient was a 6-year-old boy who experienced convulsions. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a cystic lesion in the left frontal area. He underwent resection of the tumor, and the lesion was histologically diagnosed as a fibrous meningioma. The tumor did not recur for 22 years. The second patient was a 7~month-old boy who experienced convulsions. CT and magnetic resonance images revealed a cystic lesion in the left middle fossa. He underwent tumor resection and total removal. The histological diagnosis was microcystic meningioma. Tumor recurrence was not observed for 17 years. We present a review of the previous literature and discuss the characteristics of childhood cystic meningioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-468
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Childhood
  • Cystic meningioma
  • Long-term follow-up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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