CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(03): 220-222
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606820
Case Report
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Meningioma with Intra- and Peritumoral Abscess

Rajesh Reddy Sannareddy
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Rahul Lath
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Michelle de Padua
2   Department of Pathology, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Alok Ranjan
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Funding None.
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Publication History

Received: 26 February 2017

accepted after revision: 08 June 2017

Publication Date:
04 October 2017 (online)


The association of meningioma with intra- and peritumoral brain abscess is rare. All cases reported in literature had some focus of infection in the body. We report a 56-year-old man with well-controlled diabetes mellitus found to have a space-occupying lesion upon evaluation for headache, vomiting, and clumsiness of right upper limb. Perioperatively, pus was found intra- and perilesionally around a thick, capsulated, dural-based, vascular lesion. Histopathology was suggestive of meningioma, and Escherichia coli was isolated upon culture.

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