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Uncommon and atypical meningiomas and imaging variants: A report of 7 cases

  • Authors:
    • George Fotakopoulos
    • Vasiliki Tsolaki
    • Aikaterini Aravantinou‑fatorou
    • Vasiliki Epameinondas Georgakopoulou
    • Demetrios A. Spandidos
    • Petros Papalexis
    • Kyriakos Tarantinos
    • Nikolaos Trakas
    • Pagona Sklapani
    • Nikolaos Mathioudakis
    • Serafeim Chlapoutakis
    • Eleftherios Lavdas
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  • Published online on: November 15, 2022     https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2022.60
  • Article Number: 35
  • Copyright: © Fotakopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Meningiomas constitute the most common extra‑axial tumor of the central nervous system and can have a wide‑ranging manifestation of imaging. There are several types of unusual depictions depicted with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of meningiomas that have been established thus far. It is thus crucial for the reporting radiologist or neurosurgeon to have an in‑depth knowledge of their variable manifestations in order to be able to differentiate these neoplasms from the numerous tumors that can mimic their appearance. Meningioma is frequently challenging to diagnose when imaging variants are present. Nevertheless, a number of unusual histological variants have imaging or clinical features which are related to typical meningiomas and, in numerous cases, these require specific surgical management. The present study describes 7 cases of meningiomas, which were either simple atypical, unusual gigantic extracranial intracranial parasagittal, or not visible meningiomas. These uncommon and atypical imaging variants of meningiomas are described herein in an aim to underline their various potential presentations.

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Fotakopoulos G, Tsolaki V, Aravantinou‑fatorou A, Georgakopoulou VE, Spandidos DA, Papalexis P, Tarantinos K, Trakas N, Sklapani P, Mathioudakis N, Mathioudakis N, et al: Uncommon and atypical meningiomas and imaging variants: A report of 7 cases. Med Int 2: 35, 2022
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Fotakopoulos, G., Tsolaki, V., Aravantinou‑fatorou, A., Georgakopoulou, V.E., Spandidos, D.A., Papalexis, P. ... Lavdas, E. (2022). Uncommon and atypical meningiomas and imaging variants: A report of 7 cases. Medicine International, 2, 35. https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2022.60
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Fotakopoulos, G., Tsolaki, V., Aravantinou‑fatorou, A., Georgakopoulou, V. E., Spandidos, D. A., Papalexis, P., Tarantinos, K., Trakas, N., Sklapani, P., Mathioudakis, N., Chlapoutakis, S., Lavdas, E."Uncommon and atypical meningiomas and imaging variants: A report of 7 cases". Medicine International 2.6 (2022): 35.
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Fotakopoulos, G., Tsolaki, V., Aravantinou‑fatorou, A., Georgakopoulou, V. E., Spandidos, D. A., Papalexis, P., Tarantinos, K., Trakas, N., Sklapani, P., Mathioudakis, N., Chlapoutakis, S., Lavdas, E."Uncommon and atypical meningiomas and imaging variants: A report of 7 cases". Medicine International 2, no. 6 (2022): 35. https://doi.org/10.3892/mi.2022.60