Various presentations of intracranial meningiomas

  • Dr. Rahul J Mehta Junior Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rural Medical College, Loni
  • Dr. Yogendra Sachdev Prof. and HOD, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rural Medical College, Loni
  • Dr Ganesh Vikhe Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rural Medical College, Loni
  • Dr. Manohar Sachdev Senior Resident in Department of Radiodiagnosis, Rural Medical College, Loni
Keywords: Intracranial Meningiomas, non-glial tumor


Meningiomas are the most common non-glial tumor of the central nervous system (CNS). There are a number of characteristic imaging features of meningiomas on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that allow an accurate diagnosis, however there are a number of atypical features that may be diagnostically challenging. Furthermore, a number of other neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions may mimic meningiomas.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2022.9.6.628
Published: 2022-11-09
How to Cite
Mehta RJ, Sachdev Y, Vikhe G, Sachdev M. Various presentations of intracranial meningiomas. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2022Nov.9 [cited 2022Nov.27];9(6):337-49. Available from:
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