Non-dural-based spinal meningioma: The first case report of a fibrous subtype and a review of the literature

Ji Hye Lee, Hong Joo Moon, Joo Han Kim, Youn Kwan Park

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    Spinal meningiomas typically adhere to the dura matter. Non-dural based spinal meningiomas are rare and most are clear cell meningiomas. We report here the first case of a fibrous meningioma with non-dural attachment. The patient was a 49-year-old female, who complained of numbness in the legs and a gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1.7×1.4-cm mass in the C7-T1 intra-dural extramedullary space, showing peripheral gadolinium enhancement without a “dural tail sign”. A complete microsurgical resection was performed. The mass was covered with a white membrane but was not adhered to the dura, and its appearance was consistent with a neurilemmoma. The histopathological diagnosis was fibrous-type meningioma. The recovery of the patient was uneventful. No surgical complications and no recurrence of the tumor had occurred at the 6-month follow-up.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58-60
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 1


    • Fibrous meningioma
    • Non-dural based
    • Spinal tumor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Clinical Neurology


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