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Ann Geriatr Med Res 2017; 21(2): 86-89  https://doi.org/10.4235/agmr.2017.21.2.86
Huge Intracranial Meningioma Mimicking Alzheimer Dementia
Bohm Choi, San Jung, Sung-Hee Hwang, Yang-Ki Min, Chae Young Lee, Song Hwangbo, Inyoung Choi
Department of Neurology, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: San Jung, MD
Department of Neurology, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 1 Singil-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07441, Korea
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Received: March 9, 2017; Revised: June 8, 2017; Accepted: June 12, 2017; Published online: June 30, 2017.
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Abstract
Secondary dementia can present as a slow progression of clinical symptoms that mimic Alzheimer dementia. We report on a 73-year-old female presenting with slow, progressive memory impairment, caused by intracranial tumors, which mimicked Alzheimer dementia. A neurological examination revealed no focal deficit, but an extensive neuropsychological evaluation showed a decrease in attention and language, as well as in visuospatial, memory and executive functions, which typically present in Alzheimer dementia. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed 2 large brain tumors: a midline meningioma on the anterior frontal fossa and a right latero-temporal bone tumor. Investigative imaging was essential for diagnosis.
Keywords: Alzheimer dementia, Meningioma, Dementia


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