Radiology of tumors spreading from middle fossa to posterior fossa or viceversa

  • Vaghi M. A. 
  • Valentini M. C. 
  • Savoiardo M. 
  • Strada L. 
  • Zanini M. 
Original Articles


31 consecutive, surgically verified cases of tumors growing from the middle into the posterior fossa or viceversa are reviewed. The results of plain X-ray studies, of angiography and computed tomography (CT)are described. Comparative analysis of the various studies was decisive for predicting the nature of the lesion in the majority of the cases.


Meningioma pituitary adenoma epidermoid chordoma intracranial neurinomas chondroma glioma extra-axial tumors computed tomography angiography 


Sono stati riesaminati e descritti gli esami neuroradiologici di 31 casi consecutivi di tumori intracranici a cavallo tra fossa media e fossa posteriore, verificati chirurgicamente, con particolare riferimento all'esame radiografico del cranio, all'angiografia ed alla tomografia assiale computerizzata. Nella maggior parte dei casi l'analisi comparata dei diversi esami è stata determinante per giungere ad una diagnosi di natura della lesione.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaghi M. A. 
    • 1
  • Valentini M. C. 
    • 1
  • Savoiardo M. 
    • 1
  • Strada L. 
    • 1
  • Zanini M. 
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Divisione NeuroradiologicaIstituto Neurologico “C. Besta”MilanoItalia
  2. 2.Divisione di RadioterapiaIstituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei TumoriMilano

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