Intracanalicular meningioma mimicking vestibular schwannoma.

Journal Article

SUMMARY: Three cases of intracanalicular meningioma mimicking vestibular schwannoma are presented. In each case, a contrast-enhancing mass filling the internal auditory canal was identified on MR images and was originally diagnosed as a vestibular schwannoma. Although it is difficult to differentiate definitively between these lesions preoperatively, imaging findings inconsistent with a diagnosis of vestibular schwannoma can be identified. Preoperative identification of intracanalicular meningiomas permits alterations in surgical planning that allow for the more complete resection of these rare tumors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Asaoka, K; Barrs, DM; Sampson, JH; McElveen, JT; Tucci, DL; Fukushima, T

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1493 - 1496

PubMed ID

  • 12372737

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States