"Dural tail" adjacent to acoustic neuroma on MRI: a case report

Neuroradiology. 1993;35(4):270-1. doi: 10.1007/BF00602611.


A "dural tail" on Gd-DTPA-enhanced MRI has been often observed adjacent to meningiomas and considered to be useful in distinguishing meningioma of the cerebellopontine angle from acoustic neuroma. However, demonstration of a dural tail adjacent to an acoustic neuroma indicates that this sign is not specific.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dura Mater / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / pathology
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery