Intraventricular meningioma after cranial irradiation for childhood leukemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms
  • Meningeal Neoplasms
  • Meningioma
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced

abstract

  • Meningiomas are among the most common brain tumors in adults. They are most commonly located over the cerebral convexities and are infrequently found in an intraventricular location. Ionizing cranial radiation is a risk factor for late occurrence of meningiomas within the radiation field. While pathologic grading of meningiomas is straightforward, significant variability often exists between pathologists in applying standard grading criteria. This has implications for prognosis. Radiation-induced meningiomas may also have predilection to recur. The authors describe a case of an intraventricular meningioma occurring 23 years after cranial irradiation for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

publication date

  • October 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0883073810362267

PubMed ID

  • 20207611

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1292

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 25

number

  • 10