Diagnosing necrotic meningioma: A distinctive imaging pattern in diffusion MRI and MR spectroscopy

Gal Ben-Arie, Yonatan Serlin, Sebastian Ivens, Mony Benifla, Emanuela Cagnano, Israel Melamed, Vladimir Merkin, Ilan Shelef

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Abstract

The differential diagnosis of necrotic meningiomas includes brain abscess and malignant neoplasms. We report and discuss hereby the work-up of two patients diagnosed with necrotic meningioma using diffusion-weighted imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, resective surgery, and histopathology. The purpose of the present article is to add to the scant literature on the use of advanced imaging modalities in the routine investigation of brain lesions and their utility in arriving at the final diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • necrotic meningioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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