Meningioma, which constitutes from 10 to 15 per cent1 of the tumors found within the cranial cavity, usually occurs singly, although the occurrence of multiple intracranial meningiomas is by no means unknown. Hosoi,2 in 1930, reviewed the literature and reported twenty-two cases of multiple meningiomas, including one of his own (see table).
A case not included in Hosoi's list was reported by von Anfimow3 in 1889. The patient, a man 36 years old, was found at necropsy to have four large and many small dural endotheliomas. There was no mention made of associated tumors of other types.
In 1932 Üprus4 reported the finding of ten intracranial meningiomas in a patient who had suffered for fifteen years with headaches and vomiting. List,5 in 1933, likewise found multiple meningiomas at necropsy in a woman, 53 years old, who had undergone exploratory operation for a cerebellar tumor. Von
RAAF JE, CRAIG WM. MULTIPLE MENINGIOMAS: REPORT OF A CASE IN WHICH THREE INTRACRANIAL MENINGIOMAS WERE REMOVED SUCCESSFULLY. Arch Surg. 1935;31(4):601–606. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180160097008
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