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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 560-563

Cystic angiomatous meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking hemangioblastoma


1 Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
2 Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
Prabal Deb
Associate Professor and Neuropathologist, Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.77074

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We hereby report an extremely unusual case of cystic angiomatous meningioma in the CPA region in a 58-year-old male patient. He presented with complaints of headache, repeated episodes of vomiting and increasing unsteadiness of gait. Neuroimaging showed a large multicystic left-sided tentorial tumor projecting into the cerebellum and CPA with contrast-enhancing peripheral solid rim. He underwent a left retromastoid craniectomy and total excision of the tumor. Histopathology revealed an angiomatous meningioma with predominant microvascular component and extensive cystic changes. Immunopositivity for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), vimentin and S-100 protein proved vital in excluding a hemangioblastoma.


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