European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 144, Issue 4, pp 419–420 | Cite as

Hyperostotic meningioma presenting as an asymptomatic forehead bulge in a 7-year-old girl

  • U. Wald
  • D. Zagzag
  • F. Umansky
  • L. M. Rosen
Case Reports


The case of an asymptomatic 7-year-old girl with a hard bulge in the left forehead is presented. The radiological evaluation disclosed a hyperostotic mass with a large intracranial extension. A surgical specimen revealed a meningioma. The presence of a localized cranial bulge as the only sign of an intracranial tumor and the diagnostic value of computerized tomography (CT) are discussed.

Key words

Hyperostosis Computerized tomography Childhood meningioma 



computerized tomography


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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Wald
    • 1
  • D. Zagzag
    • 1
  • F. Umansky
    • 1
  • L. M. Rosen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. Francis Medical CenterLynwoodUSA

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