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Dural lesions mimicking meningiomas: A pictorial essay
Danai Chourmouzi, Stamatia Potsi, Anestis Moumtzouoglou, Elisavet Papadopoulou, Kostas Drevelegas, Department of Radiology, Interbalkan Medical Center, GR 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Thomas Zaraboukas, Department of Pathology, Aristotle University Medical School of Thessaloniki, GR 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Antonios Drevelegas, Department of Radiology, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University Medical School of Thessaloniki, GR 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Author contributions: Chourmouzi D was the major contributor in writing the manuscript; Chourmouzi D, Potsi S, Moumtzouoglou A, Papadopoulou E and Drevelegas K analyzed and interpreted the patient data regarding the clinical and radiological findings; Zaraboukas T interpreted the patient data regarding gross specimens and histopathology; Drevelegas A was involved in patient care during hospitalization, interpreted the radiological findings and contributed in writing the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Correspondence to: Dr. Stamatia Potsi, Department of Radiology, Interbalkan Medical Center, Asklipiou 10, Pilaia, GR 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 8, 2011
Revised: February 28, 2012
Accepted: March 7, 2012
Published online: March 28, 2012
The purpose of this essay was to illustrate the radiological and pathological findings in a wide spectrum of dural lesions mimicking meningiomas. Familiarity with and knowledge of these findings will narrow the differential diagnosis and provide guidance for patient management. In this pictorial review, we describe the following entities: Solitary fibrous tumors, hemangiopericytoma, gliosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, dural metastases, Hodgkin’s disease, plasmocytoma, Rosai-Dorfman disease, neurosarcoidosis, melanocytic neoplasms and plasma cell granuloma.