Co-occurrence of an intraventricular meningioma and cholesterol granuloma of the choroid plexus in a cat

Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere. 2013;41(6):408-12.

Abstract

A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with neurologic signs localized to the forebrain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a space occupying lesion within the third and the lateral ventricles. The lesion had areas of disparate signal characteristics and exerted a mass effect on the surrounding parenchyma and ventricular system. The histologic examination identified the co-existence of two intraventricular masses: a meningioma and a choroid plexus cholesterol granuloma.

Keywords: Cat; brain; intracranial; magnetic resonance imaging; neoplasia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / metabolism
  • Cat Diseases / pathology*
  • Cats
  • Cholesterol / metabolism
  • Choroid Plexus / metabolism
  • Choroid Plexus / pathology*
  • Euthanasia, Animal
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Granuloma / diagnosis
  • Granuloma / metabolism
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Granuloma / veterinary*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / veterinary*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / metabolism
  • Meningioma / pathology
  • Meningioma / veterinary*

Substances

  • Cholesterol