A vascular sarcoid mass mimicking a convexity meningioma

Neuroradiology. 2000 Mar;42(3):195-8. doi: 10.1007/s002340050044.


We report a 48-year-old woman with a left posterior temporal extra-axial mass that had the imaging characteristics of a meningioma on preoperative CT, MRI and angiography. However, a biopsy diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made. This case illustrates that dural-based sarcoid masses can be very vascular and radiographically indistinguishable from meningiomas. Characteristic imaging features of extra- and intra-axial sarcoid lesions are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis*
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed