Granulomatous angiitis and cerebral amyloid angiopathy presenting as a mass lesion

Neuropathol Appl Neurobiol. 1991 Apr;17(2):149-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2990.1991.tb00706.x.


A woman, who presented with clinical and radiological signs of a right temporal mass suggestive of a brain tumour, was found to have granulomatous angiitis associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy; the diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy. She is still well 13 years after excision of the lesion. The association of granulomatous angiitis and cerebral amyloid angiopathy constitutes a peculiar variety of central nervous system micro-angiopathy. Only a few similar cases have been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amyloidosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Amyloidosis / pathology*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / pathology
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Vasculitis / pathology*