Primary carcinoid tumor of the skull base: case report and review of the literature

J Neuroimaging. 2010 Oct;20(4):390-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2008.00317.x.


We present an unusual case of primary intracranial carcinoid tumor of the skull base centered at the level of the foramen jugulare, which was proven with surgical biopsy and later with Somatostatin receptor nuclear medicine scan. We present the salient magnetic resonance imaging features of this rare tumor, describe their characteristic nuclear medicine findings, and briefly review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoid Tumor / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Skull Base Neoplasms / pathology*