Clear cell meningiomas are rare meningioma variants and are recognized as World Health Organization grade II tumours. They may be difficult to manage given their propensity to recur early especially if present in surgically challenging locations. We describe a rare case of a fourth ventricular clear cell meningioma without dural attachment in a 14-year-old boy with an unusual presentation of failure to thrive. The case is presented in detail and a review of the recent literature is discussed.

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