Turkish Neurosurgery 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 3
Tentorium Schwannoma Mimicking Meningioma: An Unusual Location
1,3,4 Baskent University, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2 Baskent University, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
A 60-year-old female was admitted to our clinic complaining of a long-lasting headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imagining examination of the patient revealed a 22x24 mm extra-axial, well-demarcated, mass lesion based on the left tentorium. The patient underwent a craniotomy and the tumor was totally excised with the adjacent tentorium. The histopathological examination of the tumor complied with the diagnosis of schwannoma. The rest of the clinical course was uneventful and the patient was released from the hospital without any neurological deficit. Intracranial schwannomas can rarely originate from atypical dural locations and radiological techniques are not always helpful in distinguishing tentorial schwannoma from tentorial meningioma. We presented a patient with a tentorium schwannoma mimicking meningioma and discussed the current literature. Keywords : Meningioma, Schwannoma, Tentorium
Corresponding author : Tarkan Çalışaneller, tarkan_ca@yahoo.com