Brain abscess continues to be a life-threatening disease. On rare occasions, this pathol-ogy can be concurrent with an intracranial neoplasia; to date, only 27 cases have been reported in literature. Intratumoral bleeding/necrosis or gaps in the blood brain barrier are supposed to facilitate a bacterial/fungal superimposition by haematogenous spread from a distant infective focus. In this report, we describe a patient with a subclinical meningioma who developed a brain abscess in a distant cerebral region. We discuss the influence of his multiple risk factors, and whether or not the neoplasia might be consid-ered co-responsible in the pathogenesis of the abscess.