A calcifying fibroma of the meninges - Report of a case and review of the literature

Ceyhan K., Berk C., Caglar S., Surucu S.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol.196, no.11, pp.747-752, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 196 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-752
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


We report an unusual tumor related to the meninges designated as a calcifying fibroma of the meninges. Our patient was a 44-year-old man. The tumor was located in the right frontotemporoparieta1 region and was excised totally via a right frontotemporoparieta1 craniotomy. The patient had recovered completely, and no recurrence was observed in a follow-up period of three years. Histopathologically, we noted scattered spindle cells among the hyalinized collagenous stroma, dystrophic-psammomatous calcifications, abundant perivascular hyalinization and cartilagenous metaplasia. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells showed actin, smooth muscle and vimentin immunoreactivities. Ultrastructurally, spindle cells showed fibroblastic features.