Foramen of Monro meningioma with atypical appearance: CT and conventional MR findings

Hakyemez B., Erdogan C., Oruc E., Aker S., Aksoy K., Parlak M.

AUSTRALASIAN RADIOLOGY, vol.51, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2007.01784.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Intraventricular meningiomas have often been reported; however, literature reveals very few cases localized within foramen of Monro. Herein we report a 57-year-old woman admitted with obstructive hydrocephalus-related symptoms. Strikingly, the lesion was completely calcified in CT and had no marked solid component on MRI. The lesion was completely removed by surgical resection with a transfrontal intraventricular approach. The resected mass was histopathologically diagnosed as meningioma. The patient's symptoms resolved immediately after the operation.