Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 240–244

Sudden, Unexpected Death Associated with Meningioangiomatosis: Case Report


DOI: 10.1007/s10024-004-9105-4

Cite this article as:
Wixom, C., Chadwick, A.E. & Krous, H.F. Pediatr Dev Pathol (2005) 8: 240. doi:10.1007/s10024-004-9105-4


We report a case of sudden, unexpected death associated with meningioangiomatosis in a 13-year-old, previously healthy male without a history of seizures, neurologic deficits, or clinical stigmata of neurofibromatosis. There was no family history of neurofibromatosis. The postmortem examination showed a 5-cm mass involving the right posterior frontal and orbital frontal cortex that had microscopic features diagnostic of meningioangiomatosis. Because no other cause of death was found, we postulate that he likely died as a result of a seizure secondary to meningioangiomatosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Wixom
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amy E. Chadwick
    • 1
  • Henry F. Krous
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Hospital and Health CenterSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University of California at San Diego School of MedicineLa JollaUSA