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Pineal chordoid meningioma complicated by repetitive hemorrhage during pregnancy: Case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22784446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Chordoid meningioma is an uncommon variant of meningioma, and is very rarely found in the pineal region. We report a case of pineal region chordoid meningioma occurring in a young woman complicated by repetitive hemorrhages in the setting of pregnancy. A 23-year-old woman, 28 weeks pregnant, was transferred to our hospital for further management of a multi-septated, hemorrhagic pineal region mass and hydrocephalus. MRI revealed a heterogeneous T2-hyperintense lesion measuring 1.7 × 1.7 cm in the pineal gland. Resection of the tumor through an occipital transtentorial approach was performed. Histopathologic examination of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of chordoid meningioma demonstrating cords and clusters of eosinophilic cells with rare cytoplasmic vacuolation arranged in a mucinous stroma. Additionally, there was abundant lymphoplasmacytic infiltration within the tumor. The details of this case are presented with a review of the literature.
Authors:
Kyung-Hwa Lee; Rohan R Lall; James P Chandler; Eileen H Bigio; Qinwen Mao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1789     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606526     Medline TA:  Neuropathology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Japanese Society of Neuropathology.
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology Neurosurgery, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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