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Microcystic meningioma in the frontal lobe of a 57-year-old female

Posted Sep 26 2012 12:16pm
When confronted by giant, pleomorphic nuclei among rather non-meningothelial cells, as depicted below, the neuropathologist given a specimen purported to be a benign meningioma might hesitate before agreeing with the neuroradiologist's and neurosurgeon's presumptive diagnosis.
But in this case, a rather small meningotheliomatous component was present to provide reassurance
A glimpse of a shattered psammoma body also helped to confirm that this was indeed a grade I meningioma, with a predominantly microcystic component.
The microcystic variant is among the most common of the "nonclassical" meningiomas.

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