, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 345–346 | Cite as

MRI of an unenhancing tuberculum sellae meningioma

  • M. Sintini
  • M. Frattarelli
  • L. Mavilla
Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Brain)


We present a tuberculum sellae meningioma with intrasellar extension which did not enhance with intravenous gadolinium. Identification of the diaphragma sellae, possible only on the unenhanced short TR/TE sequence, was crucial for differentiating the lesion from a pituitary adenoma, and therefore for the correct surgical approach.

Key words

Magnetic resonance imaging Meningioma Gd-DTPA Diaphragma sellae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sintini
    • 1
  • M. Frattarelli
    • 2
  • L. Mavilla
    • 3
  1. 1.Section of Neuroradiology“M. Bufalini” HospitalCesenaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery“M.Bufalini” HospitalCesenaItaly
  3. 3.Section of NeuroradiologyPoliclinical HospitalModenaItaly

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