Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 117–123

Multiple meningiomas of the central nervous system without the stigmata of neurofibromatosis. Clinical and therapeutic study


  • Mehmet Turgut
    • Department of NeurosurgeryAdrian Menderes University Medical Faculty
    • Meşrutiyet Mahallesi Gençlik Caddesi
  • Selçuk Palaoğlu
    • Department of NeurosurgeryHacettepe University Medical Faculty
  • Osman Ekin Özcan
    • Department of NeurosurgeryHacettepe University Medical Faculty
  • Özdemir Gürçay
    • Department of NeurosurgeryHacettepe University Medical Faculty
  • Muzaffer Eryilmaz
    • Department of RadiologyHacettepe University Medical Faculty

DOI: 10.1007/BF01138195

Cite this article as:
Turgut, M., Palaoğlu, S., Özcan, O.E. et al. Neurosurg. Rev. (1997) 20: 117. doi:10.1007/BF01138195


Multiple meningiomas are relatively rare tumors without known neurofibromatosis. In this paper, such eight cases of multiple meningiomas as described byCushing andEisenhardt are presented. Certain aspects of diagnosis and surgical management of this rare condition are discussed with particular emphasis on the importance of the distinction among multiple meningioma, meningiomatosis, or recurrences of these tumors. Fortunately, many of these patients tolerate multiple surgical interventions well, although the removal of these tumors in critical areas is a difficult problem. Thus, we think that it is important to examine and supervise all patients who have had a meningioma for a possible occurence of a second meningioma.


Brain tumormeningiomameningiomatosismultiple meningiomasneurofibromatosis

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