Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 256–258 | Cite as

Microcystic meningioma of the falx cerebri with numerous palisaded structures: An unusual histological pattern mimicking schwannoma

  • R. A. Sobel
  • J. Michaud
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We report a microcystic meningioma of the falx cerebri which had an unusual histological pattern. It contained numerous palisaded structures in loose areas, giving the appearance of the loose and dense areas of a schwannoma. There were minimal meningeal whorls. Ultrastructural study confirmed the totally meningiomatous nature of this tumor.

Key words

Meningioma Schwannoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Sobel
    • 1
  • J. Michaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Pathology (Neuropathology)Stanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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