Angiomatous meningioma of orbit mimicking as malignant neoplasm: a case report and literature review

Orbit. 2011 Aug;30(4):183-5. doi: 10.3109/01676830.2011.582980.


Angiomatous meningioma is a rare and distinct meningioma variant characterised with predominance of microvascularcomponent.There are few reported cases in literature with limited information on ophthalmic manifestations and radiological findings. There is no consistent feature reported so far of this neoplasm to aid in its diagnosis. Authors report an interesting case of Angiomatous Meningioma presenting as an aggressively expanding orbital mass lesion with adjacent bony destruction mimicking a malignant neoplasm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Craniotomy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meningioma / diagnosis*
  • Meningioma / radiotherapy
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed