Sphenoid wing meningioma progression after placement of a subcutaneous progesterone agonist contraceptive implant

John G. Piper, Kenneth A. Follett, Aldo Fantin

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Abstract

A CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP between sex steroids and meningioma proliferation has long been suspected. We report a case of the clinical progression of a sphenoid wing meningioma after the placement of Norplant, a subcutaneous contraceptive implant containing levonorgestrel, a progesterone agonist. Although not proof of causation, this observation lends further credence to the importance of progesterone receptors in the growth and possible treatment of meningiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-725
Number of pages3
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1994

Keywords

  • Contraceptive
  • Hormone
  • Meningioma
  • Norplant
  • Progesterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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