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A Case of Frontal Meningioma Presenting as Frontal Lobe Syndrome

Submission:October 18, 2021; Published: November 18, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/AICS.2021.03.000559

ISSN 2639-0531
Volume3 Issue2


Frontal lobe syndrome (FLS) is a wide designation used to describe the impairment of some of the higher functions of the brain such as motivation, executive functions, emotional regulation, and language or speech production. We present the case of a 59-year-old diagnosed with a large frontal lobe meningioma showing clinical signs and symptoms of frontal lobe dysfunction both before and after the tumor excision. Despite being quite common, most frontal meningiomas are asymptomatic and grow very slowly. Patients with such tumors are often referred first to psychiatrists because they may present with symptoms resembling depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Symptoms like headache and recent memory loss should make the clinician aware of frontal meningioma as a possible cause and hence a neuroradiological investigation should be considered.

Keywords: Meningioma; Frontal lobe syndrome; Neuropsychiatric symptoms

Abbreviations: FLS: Frontal Lobe Syndrome

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