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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 131962, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/131962
Case Report

Multiple Intracranial Meningiomas: A Review of the Literature and a Case Report

1Department of Neurosurgery, Moi University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret 30100, Kenya
2Department of Pathology, Moi University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret 30100, Kenya
3Department of Radiology, Moi University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret 30100, Kenya
4Department of Orthopedics, Moi University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret 30100, Kenya

Received 27 May 2013; Accepted 29 July 2013

Academic Editors: C. Foroulis and T. Sorimachi

Copyright © 2013 F. Koech et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Multiple intracranial meningiomas are a condition where there is more than one meningioma in several intracranial locations in the same patient without signs of neurofibromatosis. Incidence varies from 1 to 10%. The prognosis of multiple intracranial meningioma does not differ from benign solitary meningiomas despite the multiplicity. However, the simultaneous occurrence of different grades of malignancy is observed in one-third of multiple meningiomas. Surgery remains the best option for treatment of symptomatic lesions. Our case review aims to present and discuss a 75-year-old female patient diagnosed with multiple intracranial meningiomas, describing their clinical, radiological, histological characteristics. It also highlights the fact that the patient had two tumours, underwent surgery, and so far has a good quality of life.