Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 152, Issue 10, pp 1755–1760 | Cite as

Post-traumatic meningioma: three case reports of this rare condition and a review of the literature

  • Patrick FrançoisEmail author
  • Dominique N’Dri
  • Anne Marie Bergemer-Fouquet
  • Mounir Ben Ismail
  • Chrysanthi Papagiannaki
  • Jean Philippe Cottier
  • Michel Jan
Case Report


We present three cases of meningiomas developing at the site of an old head trauma. We then review the literature regarding the controversies on the development of post-traumatic brain tumors and, finally, we emphasize the medico-legal characteristics of post-traumatic meningiomas, particularly with respect to their cell type which is frequently atypical or anaplastic and which have a poor outcome.


Brain tumor Head injury Meningioma Skull fracture 



We are indebted to Donald SCHWARTZ, M.D., from Tours for his help in proofreading this paper. We also thank Daniel BOURRY (Université François Rabelais de Tours, Service d’Iconographie).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick François
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dominique N’Dri
    • 1
  • Anne Marie Bergemer-Fouquet
    • 2
  • Mounir Ben Ismail
    • 1
  • Chrysanthi Papagiannaki
    • 3
  • Jean Philippe Cottier
    • 3
  • Michel Jan
    • 1
  1. 1.CHRU de Tours, Service de NeurochirurgieTours, Cedex 9France
  2. 2.CHRU de Tours, Laboratoire d’Anatomo PathologieToursFrance
  3. 3.CHRU de Tours, Service de NeuroradiologieToursFrance

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