Metastases of carcinoma to intracranial meningioma: report of two cases and review of the literature

Cancer. 1981 Dec 15;48(12):2668-73. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19811215)48:12<2668::aid-cncr2820481219>;2-n.


Two cases of metastases from carcinoma to intracranial meningioma are presented. In the first case the presence of the malignant tumor was unsuspected at the time of intracranial operation. In the second case, a breast cancer had been previously removed, and unusual cranial computed tomographic findings were noted. The literature on metastases to intracranial tumors is reviewed, and the association of meningioma and carcinoma of the breast is emphasized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Carcinoma / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Male
  • Meningioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningioma / secondary*
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging