Brain Tumor Pathology

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 47–52 | Cite as

Lipomatous meningioma of the brain harboring metastatic renal-cell carcinoma: A case report

  • Tomomi Kimiwada
  • Osamu Motohashi
  • Toshihiro Kumabe
  • Mika Watanabe
  • Teiji Tominaga
Case Report


A 70-year-old woman presented with mild left hemiparesis and intermittent global headache. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 6×6×6-cm tumor in the right frontal lobe, and abdominal computed tomography revealed a 8×8×7-cm mass lesion in the left kidney. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the brain tumor consisted of a central hyperintense cystic component and an outer hypointense component. The patient underwent total surgical excision of the intracranial mass. Histological and immunohistochemical examination showed that the lesion was a lipomatous meningioma harboring metastatic renal-cell carcinoma. Both of these tumors are rare. The magnetic resonance imaging findings are indicative of but not specific to meningioma harboring metastatic tumor.

Key words

Lipomatous meningioma Renal-cell carcinoma Metastasis 


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© The Japan Society of Brain Tumor Pathology 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomomi Kimiwada
    • 1
  • Osamu Motohashi
    • 1
  • Toshihiro Kumabe
    • 1
  • Mika Watanabe
    • 2
  • Teiji Tominaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryTohoku University Graduate School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyTohoku University Graduate School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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