, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 354–356 | Cite as

Meningioma of the third ventricle

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • V. de la Sayette
  • F. Rivaton
  • F. Chapon
  • P. Hubert
  • F. Ganem
  • J. P. Houtteville
Case Reports


Meningiomas of the third ventricle are rare intracranial neoplasms. We reported such a case in a 42 years old man without clinical evidence of increased intracranial pressure. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the tumour sitting in the superior and anterior part of the third ventricle, bulging into the lateral ventricles. CT was more effective than MRI in the demonstration of calcifications whereas MRI proved to be superior in delineation of the tumour and its relation with surrounding structures.

Key words

Meningioma Third ventricle Magnetic resonance imaging Computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. de la Sayette
    • 1
  • F. Rivaton
    • 4
  • F. Chapon
    • 2
  • P. Hubert
    • 3
  • F. Ganem
    • 3
  • J. P. Houtteville
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de Neurologie VastelCHU Côte de Nacre CaenFrance
  2. 2.Service de NeuropathologieCHU Côte de Nacre CaenFrance
  3. 3.Service de NeurochirurgieCHU Côte de Nacre CaenFrance
  4. 4.Scanner de Basse NormandieCaenFrance

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