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|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 1051
A dry pineapple slice like lesion in the anterior skull base
Harald De Cauwer1, Anniek Eerdekens1, Filip Stessels2, Dieter Vanneste3, Gert De Mulder4
1 Department of Neurology, Dimpna Regional Hospital, 2440 Gheel, Belgium
2 Department of Pathology, Dimpna Regional Hospital, 2440 Gheel, Belgium
3 Department of Neuroradiology, Dimpna Regional Hospital, 2440 Gheel, Belgium
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Dimpna Regional Hospital, 2440 Gheel, Belgium
|Date of Web Publication||2-Aug-2019|
Harald De Cauwer
Department of Neurosurgery, Dimpna Regional Hospital, JB Stessenstraat 2, 2440 Gheel
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
De Cauwer H, Eerdekens A, Stessels F, Vanneste D, De Mulder G. A dry pineapple slice like lesion in the anterior skull base. Asian J Neurosurg 2019;14:1051
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De Cauwer H, Eerdekens A, Stessels F, Vanneste D, De Mulder G. A dry pineapple slice like lesion in the anterior skull base. Asian J Neurosurg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 15];14:1051. Available from: http://www.asianjns.org/text.asp?2019/14/3/1051/250019
We read with much great interest the article of Salunke et al. Bone formation in meningiomas can be scattered, focal (eccentric or centrally). The latter is the case in our patient, a 50-year-old male who was referred for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the temporal bone because of daily head pressure and tinnitus. MRI showed an incidental high-density lesion with central calcification and moderate perilesional edema at the right border of the lesion, most probably a planum sphenoidale meningioma [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: (a) Hyperintense (T2 - magnetic resonance imaging) lesion, with a diameter of 36 mm, with a hypointense center (T2 - magnetic resonance imaging), suggesting central calcification/ossification. (b) Dried pineapple slices resembling the meningioma pattern|
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Surgical resection revealed a lesion with central calcification/ossification, firmly attached to the olfactory nerves. Histopathology disclosed a meningothelial meningioma [Figure 2].
|Figure 2: Mainly meningothelial meningioma but the presence of psammoma bodies, bone spicules, and osteoblasts suggests the metaplastic bone formation in the tumor (H and E, ×10)|
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The lesion resembled a dry pineapple slice with crenelated central margin due to the central ossification in contrast with osteoblastic meningiomas with diffuse ossification with chicken-wire pattern or with eccentric ossification with turtle-shell pattern.,
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Salunke P, Aggarwal A, Futane S, Nada R, Gochhait D. Osteoblastic meningioma with turtle shell: Different entity from calcified meningioma. Asian J Neurosurg 2016;11:450.
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Huang J, Petersson F. Intracerebral metaplastic meningioma with prominent ossification and extensive calcification. Rare Tumors 2011;3:e20.
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