Intraosseous meningioma of the sphenoid bone

Syed Mansoor Hussaini, Kristine Dziurzynski, Jonathan D. Fratkin, J. Randall Jordan, Syed Afzal Hussain, Majid Khan

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A 50-year-old female presented to the Neurosurgery clinic with dimness of vision and proptosis of her right eye. Maxillofacial CT showed a hyperostotic mass involving the right sphenoid ridge, anterior clinoid process, orbital roof, and lateral wall with mass effect on the intraorbital contents and lateral wall of the sphenoid sinus. MRI of the brain and orbit showed a heterogeneous enhancement of underlying dura and right orbital apex extending into the cavernous sinus. The patient underwent a staged resection in which pathological analysis showed an intraosseous meningioma. When a hyperostotic mass of the skull is encountered, meningioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Although primary intraosseous meningiomas are rare benign tumors, they can be associated with morbidity secondary to mass effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number357
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Hussaini, S. M., Dziurzynski, K., Fratkin, J. D., Jordan, J. R., Hussain, S. A., & Khan, M. (2010). Intraosseous meningioma of the sphenoid bone. Radiology Case Reports, 5(1), [357].