Spinal clear cell meningioma presented with progressive paraparesis in infancy.Childs Nerv Syst. 2000 Sep; 16(9):607-10.CN
Clear cell meningioma, about 20 cases of which have been reported in the literature, is a morphological variant of meningioma. The authors report a case of spinal clear cell meningioma that occurred in a child. A 14-month-old girl showed gradually progressive paraparesis 1 month after she started to walk. Magnetic resonance image showed an intradural extramedullary mass compressing the conus medullaris and cauda equina. Complete excision of the tumor was done, and the patient gradually recovered from motor weakness and neurogenic bladder. Histological examinations along with immunohistochemical and ultrastructural investigations allowed a diagnosis of clear cell meningioma. During the follow-up period, a recurrent mass lesion was detected on the 8-month follow-up MR image in the same region. Because clear cell meningioma might be biologically aggressive, postoperative adjuvant therapy and close follow-up investigation should be considered.