Extracranial Meningioma

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A patient is presented with findings of separate intracranial and extracranial meningiomas, each of a different histologic type. A calcified fibrous meningioma, with secondary psammomatous features, presented as a left neck mass associated with hoarseness, dysphagia, a unilateral facial weakness and hearing loss. A noncalcified asymptomatic intracranial syncytial meningioma was discovered in the left frontal lobe after computerized tomographic and angiographic study of the cranial contents. The origin of the extracranial meningioma producing multiple unilateral cranial nerve disturbances and serous otitis media is discussed. The noncontiguous tumors in this patients are felt to have separate origins, with the extracranial lesion most likely arising in the temporal bone.

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