Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 3
Chordoid Meningioma: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Yavuz ARAS1, Pulat Akın SABANCI1, Osman BOYALI1, Aydın AYDOSELİ1, İlyas DOLAŞ1, Ömer ÖZDEMİR1, Mebrure Bilge BİLGİÇ2, Ali Nail İZGİ1
1İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Chordoid meningiomas are very similar to a chordoma as the name implies. It is a very rare pathological subtype of meningioma. The World Health Organisation has classified it as Grade II since 2000 because of its agressiveness and high recurrence rate. It is generally located supratentorially and accounts for 0.5-1% of all meningiomas. It is seen in middle-aged and elderly patients. If encountered in the pediatric age group, it can accompany disorders such as microcytic anemia and/or dysgammaglobulinemia. The first treatment option is surgery. Cure can be achieved only by total resection. Additional radiotherapy is required in cases where total removal of the tumor is not possible. We present a 33-year-old male who was operated for a suprasellar chordoid meningioma and review the literature. Anahtar Kelimeler : Chordoid meningioma, Suprasellar, Vision loss