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Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):231-233. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_219_17.

Skull Vault Plasmacytoma Mimicking Parasagittal Meningioma: "Mini-Brain Appearance".

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Department of Neurosurgery, Paras Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
Department of Histopathology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.


Plasmacytomas occur as lesions in soft tissue or bone. Skull vault plasmacytomas are rare lesions comprising 0.7% of all plasmacytomas. Workup for myeloma must be done in such cases to rule out multiple myeloma. Here, we report a case of a 63-year-old female who presented to us with a large skull vault swelling which appeared to mimic a parasagittal meningioma on imaging. Histopathological imaging revealed it to be a plasmacytoma. A retrospective review of the radiology revealed the characteristic "mini-brain appearance" in our case. Literature on the subject is also reviewed.


Mini brain; plasmacytoma; skull; vault

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