Ossified frontosphenoorbital meningioma en plaque, mimicking extensive hyperostosis

K. Kato, M. Chernov, T. Urino, H. Kasuya, O. Kubo, H. Iseki, T. Hori

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    Small intratumoral calcifications are often seen within meningioma, but ossification of the whole neoplasm is very rare. The case of an ossified frontosphenoorbital meningioma en plaque is presented. The radiological appearance resembled extensive hyperostosis extending from the anterior clinoid process to the cerebral convexity and falx cerebri. It is possible that, in some cases of meningioma, the identified "hyperostosis" represents partial ossification of the tumor itself.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-239
    Number of pages3
    JournalMinimally Invasive Neurosurgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1



    • Hyperostosis
    • Meningioma en plaque
    • Metaplasia
    • Ossified meningioma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Clinical Neurology

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    Kato, K., Chernov, M., Urino, T., Kasuya, H., Kubo, O., Iseki, H., & Hori, T. (2008). Ossified frontosphenoorbital meningioma en plaque, mimicking extensive hyperostosis. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 51(4), 237-239. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2008-1080906