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Vol 24, No 6 (2019)
Published online: 2019-11-01
Submitted: 2019-01-22
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Biopsy proven metastatic meningioma: A case report and review of the literature

Haris Vakil, Lena Tran, Gary D. Lewis, Matthew D. Cykowski, Edward Brian Butler, Bin S. Teh
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.08.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2019;24(6):528-532.

open access

Vol 24, No 6 (2019)
Published online: 2019-11-01
Submitted: 2019-01-22

Abstract

Meningiomas are the most common type of benign tumor found in the brain and are typically benign, slow-growing lesions. The current standard of care consists of surgical resection and subsequent postoperative radiotherapy to prevent local recurrence. Because of their indolent nature, meningiomas are rarely found to spread extracranially and develop distant metastases. We present the clinical, imaging, and pathologic features of a patient who had meningioma with multiple local recurrences, who was incidentally found to have metastatic disease in the lungs. In addition, we discuss details of this case in the context of the previously reported literature.

Abstract

Meningiomas are the most common type of benign tumor found in the brain and are typically benign, slow-growing lesions. The current standard of care consists of surgical resection and subsequent postoperative radiotherapy to prevent local recurrence. Because of their indolent nature, meningiomas are rarely found to spread extracranially and develop distant metastases. We present the clinical, imaging, and pathologic features of a patient who had meningioma with multiple local recurrences, who was incidentally found to have metastatic disease in the lungs. In addition, we discuss details of this case in the context of the previously reported literature.

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Keywords

Anaplastic; Meningioma; Metastasis; Lung; Central nervous system; Radiotherapy

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Title

Biopsy proven metastatic meningioma: A case report and review of the literature

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 24, No 6 (2019)

Pages

528-532

Published online

2019-11-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2019.08.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2019;24(6):528-532.

Keywords

Anaplastic
Meningioma
Metastasis
Lung
Central nervous system
Radiotherapy

Authors

Haris Vakil
Lena Tran
Gary D. Lewis
Matthew D. Cykowski
Edward Brian Butler
Bin S. Teh

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