Child's Nervous System

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 137–140 | Cite as

Pediatric cystic meningioma: report of three cases

  • Marco Artico
  • Luigi Ferrante
  • Luigi Cervoni
  • Claudio Colonnese
  • Aldo Fortuna
Original Paper


Three cases of pediatric cystic meningioma are reported. In a review of the literature the authors stress the importance and difficulty of accurate preoperative diagnosis. Cystic meningioma in pediatric patients differs from that in adults in the following respects: higher incidence, predilection for males, shorter clinical history, less specific neuroradiological diagnosis, frequent absence of a dural attachment, prevalence of Nauta type II cystic meningioma, and high incidence of the fibroblastic histotype.

Key words

Cystic meningioma Pediatrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Artico
    • 1
  • Luigi Ferrante
    • 2
  • Luigi Cervoni
    • 2
  • Claudio Colonnese
    • 3
  • Aldo Fortuna
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Human Anatomy, Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Neurosurgery Section, Department of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Neuroradiology I, Department of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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