MRI of intracranial meningiomas: correlations with histology and physical consistency

Neuroradiology. 1993;35(7):532-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00588715.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearances of 43 intracranial meningiomas were reviewed and correlated with their histology and consistency at surgery and on pathological examination. There was a statistically significant prevalence of hard tumours within the fibroblastic subtypes. No statistically significant correlation between signal intensity and histology or consistency was found. A meningioma hyperintense on T2-weighted images is, however, unlikely to be fibroblastic or hard.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / classification
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Meninges / pathology
  • Meningioma / classification
  • Meningioma / pathology*
  • Middle Aged