Giant Intracranial and Extracranial Meningioma: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Neurosurgery. 1982 Nov;11(5):694-7. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198211000-00015.


Large extracranial extensions of intracranial meningiomas are rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old man with a giant parietal occipital meningioma, which was removed successfully without significant complications. The tumor's total 2600-g mass makes it one of the largest of central nervous system origin ever resected. We detail the problem of dealing with such a tumor and review similar cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Meningioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Skull Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed