Parkinsonian syndrome in a patient with a pterional meningioma: case report and review of the literature

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2000 Dec;102(4):243-245. doi: 10.1016/s0303-8467(00)00111-6.


The onset of a Parkinsonism in a patient with intracranial meningioma is definitely rare. The authors described the case of a patient suffering from a Parkinsonian syndrome for 10 years with no evidence of clinical improvement after medical treatment. A CT-scan of the brain evidenced a right pterional intracranial meningioma. The complete surgical removal of the neoplasm succeeded in resolving the Parkinsonian syndrome. The extension of the neoplasm and of the peritumoral edema may play an important role in compressing and consequently impairing perfusion of the basal ganglia region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Basal Ganglia / pathology
  • Brain Edema
  • Brain Neoplasms / complications*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningioma / complications*
  • Meningioma / pathology
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinsonian Disorders / etiology*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed