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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

Abstract

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 

Abbreviation

CT

computerized tomography

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Copyright information

© 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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