Spontaneous Regression of an Incidental Spinal Meningioma

  • Ali Yilmaz Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, Aydin
  • Zahir Kizilay Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, Aydin
  • Ahmet Sair Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurology Department, Aydin
  • Mucahit Avcil Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Aydin
  • Ayca Ozkul Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurology Department, Aydin
Keywords: meningioma, spinal cord, tumour regression


AIM: The regression of meningioma has been reported in literature before. In spite of the fact that the regression may be involved by hemorrhage, calcification or some drugs withdrawal, it is rarely observed spontaneously.

CASE REPORT: We report a 17 year old man with a cervical meningioma which was incidentally detected. In his cervical MRI an extradural, cranio-caudal contrast enchanced lesion at C2-C3 levels of the cervical spinal cord was detected. Despite the slight compression towards the spinal cord, he had no symptoms and refused any kind of surgical approach. The meningioma was followed by control MRI and it spontaneously regressed within six months. There were no signs of hemorrhage or calcification.

CONCLUSION: Although it is a rare condition, the clinicians should consider that meningiomas especially incidentally diagnosed may be regressed spontaneously.


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How to Cite
Yilmaz A, Kizilay Z, Sair A, Avcil M, Ozkul A. Spontaneous Regression of an Incidental Spinal Meningioma. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2015Dec.21 [cited 2020Dec.5];4(1):128-30. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2016.005
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