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Coexistence of cervico-thoracic extradural en-plaque meningioma with multiple intracranial meningiomas

Aydemir Kale, Çetin Akyol, Emrah Keskin, Evren Aydoğmuş, Hasan Ali Aydın, Figen Barut, Şanser Gül, Murat Kalaycı
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.07.013
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(5):363-367.

open access

Vol 48, No 5 (2014)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-01-15

Abstract

Meningioma is one of the most common tumors in the spinal cord. Extradural and en-plaque variety of meningioma occur less frequently. A 47-year-old woman is presented with radiculopathy signs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion from C6 through T3 vertebral levels compressing the cord both anteriorly and posteriorly. Subtotally excision was performed and histopathologic signs showed transitional type of meningioma (WHO Grade 1). Post operatively, she had good neurological recovery. Intraoperative findings point out that the en-plaque meningioma was pure extradural. Twelve cases of pure extradural en-plaque meningioma have been reported in the literature. Besides, to the best our knowledge coexistence of “en plaque” spinal epidural meningioma with meningiomas in cranial cavity has not been reported. Complete resection is mandatory to prevent recurrence. Moreover, it is considerably difficult to remove the parts of tumor over anterior of the dura without complication.

Abstract

Meningioma is one of the most common tumors in the spinal cord. Extradural and en-plaque variety of meningioma occur less frequently. A 47-year-old woman is presented with radiculopathy signs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion from C6 through T3 vertebral levels compressing the cord both anteriorly and posteriorly. Subtotally excision was performed and histopathologic signs showed transitional type of meningioma (WHO Grade 1). Post operatively, she had good neurological recovery. Intraoperative findings point out that the en-plaque meningioma was pure extradural. Twelve cases of pure extradural en-plaque meningioma have been reported in the literature. Besides, to the best our knowledge coexistence of “en plaque” spinal epidural meningioma with meningiomas in cranial cavity has not been reported. Complete resection is mandatory to prevent recurrence. Moreover, it is considerably difficult to remove the parts of tumor over anterior of the dura without complication.

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Keywords

Meningioma, En-plaque, Extradural, Spinal, Surgery

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Title

Coexistence of cervico-thoracic extradural en-plaque meningioma with multiple intracranial meningiomas

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 48, No 5 (2014)

Pages

363-367

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.07.013

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(5):363-367.

Keywords

Meningioma
En-plaque
Extradural
Spinal
Surgery

Authors

Aydemir Kale
Çetin Akyol
Emrah Keskin
Evren Aydoğmuş
Hasan Ali Aydın
Figen Barut
Şanser Gül
Murat Kalaycı

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