Intracranial plasma cell granuloma

Neurosurgery. 1989 Apr;24(4):591-5. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198904000-00018.


An exceptional case of intracranial plasma cell granuloma, located in the right frontoparietal convexity in a 16-year-old boy is reported. Reports of these rare inflammatory lesions locate them primarily in the lungs and in other regions of the body, and only exceptionally in the nervous system; indeed, only three intracranial cases and one other arising from the spinal meninges have been reported. The computed tomographic and surgical aspects suggested a falx meningioma in our case. The pathological diagnosis differentiating these from other intracranial lesions with a plasma cell component, including meningioma with plasma cell infiltration and plasmacytoma, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Granuloma / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Granuloma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male