Metastatic meningioma: positron emission tomography CT imaging findings
Brennan, Cressida R.
O'Connor, Owen J.
O'Regan, Kevin N.
Sweeney, Brian J.
Maher, Michael M.
British Institute of Radiology
The imaging findings of a case of metastasing meningioma are described. The case illustrates a number of rare and interesting features. The patient presented with haemoptysis 22 years after the initial resection of an intracranial meningioma. CT demonstrated heterogeneous masses with avid peripheral enhancement without central enhancement. Blood supply to the larger lesion was partially from small feeding vessels from the inferior pulmonary vein. These findings correlate with a previously published case in which there was avid uptake of fluoro-18-deoxyglucose peripherally with lesser uptake centrally. The diagnosis of metastasing meningioma was confirmed on percutaneous lung tissue biopsy.
Pulmonary meningioma , Lung , PET/CT
Brennan, C., O'Connor, O. J., O'Regan, K. N., Keohane, C., Dineen, J., Hinchion, J., Sweeney, B. and Maher, M. M. (2010) 'Metastatic meningioma: positron emission tomography CT imaging findings'. The British Journal of Radiology, 83(996), pp. e259-e262. http://www.birpublications.org/doi/abs/10.1259/bjr/11276652
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