Burnt out meningioma

Dr Ian Bickle and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

A burnt out meningioma is a term used to denote a meningioma which has become completely calcified/ossified 1. The term refers to the usually indolent behavior, as these tumors rarely seem to grow. 

Most burnt out meningiomas are likely to be psammomatous meningiomas, as these are far more common than the other heavily calcified variety, metaplastic osseous meningioma. In addition to the abundant psammoma bodies, these tumors are fibrotic with few tumor cells. 

Share article

Article information

rID: 42132
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Burnt out meningiomas

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1: meningioma - heavily calcified
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.