Spontaneous transdural extension of malignant astrocytoma. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1977 Nov;47(5):766-70. doi: 10.3171/jns.1977.47.5.0766.


A case of malignant astrocytoma in the frontoparietal parasagittal region with transgression into the overlying dura mater and the skull is presented. Spontaneous transdural extension of a glioma is an extremely rare growth pattern. A mode of transdural extension of this tumor is discussed and related reports are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Astrocytoma / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Dura Mater / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Skull Neoplasms / pathology*