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Online ISSN 1827-1855
Santoro A. 1, Tacconi L. 1, Paolini S. 1, Bristot R. 1, Bastianello S. 2
1 Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Neurochirurgia I, Università degli Studi «La Sapienza» - Roma;
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Neuroradiologia, Università degli Studi «La Sapienza» - Roma
Multiple meningiomas in different neuraxial compartments are quite rare. The authors report two new cases of association between cranial and spinal meningiomas, one of them in a patient operated upon for multiple intracranial meningiomas. The first case was a 60-year-old woman with progressive paraparesis who had been operated on 13 years earlier for multiple intracranial meningiomas. A myelo-CT scan showed a block of contrast medium at T1-T2; the lesion was removed via a standard laminectomy. The second patient was a 76-year-old woman with a 6-month history of spastic paraparesis. MRI detected an extramedullary intradural lesion at T6-T7. A cerebral MRI, performed because of the onset of seizures, showed a right parietal lesion. Removal of the thoracic lesion was followed, 6 months later, by removal of the cerebral one. Both patients presented a progressive improvement of the paraparesis and returned to normal daily activities.