Meningiomas and gliomas in juxtaposition: casual or causal coexistence? Report of two cases

Am J Surg Pathol. 1995 Jan;19(1):37-41.


Two cases of meningioma and glioma established in biopsy material from one or more than one operation are reported. In these cases, an originally benign meningioma was followed by the development of anaplastic astrocytoma in close juxtaposition to the site of first operation. The close juxtaposition of two histologically different tumors suggested that one of them might lead to local proliferation and independent growth of the other.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms* / metabolism
  • Brain Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Female
  • Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein / metabolism
  • Glioblastoma* / metabolism
  • Glioblastoma* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Meningeal Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Meningioma* / pathology
  • Meningioma* / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary* / metabolism
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary* / pathology


  • Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein