Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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

Cystic angiomatous meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking hemangioblastoma


Prabal Deb1, Hirdesh Sahni2, Harjinder Singh Bhatoe3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Deb P, Sahni H, Bhatoe HS. Cystic angiomatous meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking hemangioblastoma.J Can Res Ther 2010;6:560-563


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Deb P, Sahni H, Bhatoe HS. Cystic angiomatous meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking hemangioblastoma. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 15 ];6:560-563
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