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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1999;141(3):307-13.

Parasagittal solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges. Case report and review of the literature.

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Neurosurgical Laboratories, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


The clinical, radiologic and pathologic features of a case of parasagittal solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges are reported. The patient was a 44 year-old male who presented with a complex partial seizure and a history of headaches and confusion. Radiological studies showed a large extra-axial dural-based mass in the right parietal region, predominantly isointense with gray matter and hypointense with respect to white matter on T1-weighted images, and hypointense with respect to gray matter on T2-weighted images. At surgery, the mass was very vascular, quite firm and very adherent to the convexity. Histologically the tumor was composed of spindle-shaped cells growing in fascicles within a collagenous matrix. Solitary fibrous tumor of the meninges is a newly described entity, which should be kept in mind in the clinical and radiological differential diagnosis of extra-axial brain tumors.

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