Primary intracerebra Hodgkin's disease mimicking meningioma: Case report

Mahlon D. Johnson, Marsha C. Kinney, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Randall J. Briley, Kathy Hamilton, Warren F. McPherson, John H. Barton

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: A rare case of dura-based primary cerebral Hodgkin's disease clinically and radiographically indistinguishable from a meningioma is described. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with headaches and ataxia. Magnetic resonance images demonstrated a circumscribed diffusely enhancing mass with a dural tail attached to the cerebellar tentorium. INTERVENTION: Operation inspection also suggested a meningioma, but a frozen section of the firm mass revealed an inflammatory lesion. Subsequent pathological analysis demonstrated Hodgkin's disease, nodular sclerosing type. An extensive workup revealed no systemic disease. CONCLUSION: This case illustrates the rare occurrence of primary intracranial Hodgkin's disease and its mimicry of meningioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Dura
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Meningioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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