Dural-Based Cavernoma of the Posterior Cranial Fossa Mimicking a Meningioma: A Case Report

Cruz AS, Jeyamohan S, Moisi M, Tubbs RS, Page J, Chamiraju P, Tkachenko L, Rostad S, Newell DW.Dural-Based Cavernoma of the Posterior Cranial Fossa Mimicking a Meningioma: A Case Report.Cureus. 2016 Apr 6;8(4):e560. doi: 10.7759/cureus.560.

ABSTRACT

Cavernous angiomas usually occur in the parenchyma of both the supra and infratentorial compartments. At times, they can both clinically and radiologically mimic other dural-based lesions. We present a case of a patient with chronic occipital headaches, initially thought to have a meningioma, but proven to be a cavernoma with histological analysis.