|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 338--42
Atypical meningioma : a clinicopathological analysis.
E Joseph, S Sandhyamani, MB Rao, S Nair, VV Radhakrishnan
Departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, 695011, India., India
In this retrospective study, 382 operated cases of meningiomas were reviewed. 32 cases (8.3%) were histopathologically classified as atypical meningioma. The anatomical locations and histological features in all the thirty-two cases were correlated with their recurrence rates and biological behaviour. The overall recurrence rate for atypical meningioma within two years was 28% as compared to 9.3% in benign meningiomas. It is being emphasized that an accurate histopathological interpretation of atypical meningioma is essential for predicting the recurrence, biological behavior as well as post-operative management modalities.
Departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, 695011, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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