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Concurrent Adjacent Meningioma and Astrocytoma: A Report of Three Cases and Review of the Literature

Davis, Gavin A. M.B.B.S.; Fabinyi, Gavin C.A. F.R.A.C.S.; Kalnins, Renate M. F.R.C.P.A.; Brazenor, Graeme A. B.Med.Sci.; Rogers, Myron A. F.R.A.C.S.

Case Report

THREE PATIENTS PRESENTING with an adjacent meningioma and astrocytoma are described. A review of the literature discusses several modes of neuroimaging and the difficulties in diagnosing simultaneous adjacent tumors. Aspects of the pathology and etiology of these tumors are also reviewed.

Departments of Neurosurgery (GAD, GCAF, GAB, MAR) and Anatomical Pathology (RMK), Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

Reprint requests: Gavin Fabinyi, F.R.A.C.S., 62 Erin Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia 3121.

Received, April 25, 1994. Accepted, September 29, 1994.

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