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Kaminski JM , Movsas B , King E , Yang C , Kronz JD , Alli PM , Williams J , Brem H
Metastatic meningioma to the lung with multiple pleural metastases
Am J Clin Oncol. 2001 Dec;24(6) :579-82
PMID: 11801758 URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=11801758
AbstractMeningiomas with both malignant clinical behavior and cytology are rare. Meningiomas comprise approximately 15% of the primary brain tumors. The majority are benign; less than 1% metastasize, most commonly to the lung (61%) followed by liver, lymph node, and bone. Approximately 130 cases of extracranial metastatic meningiomas have been described. Only 13% had more than three metastases, with few cases reported with extensive pleural involvement. We report an interesting case of a malignant meningioma that invaded through the skull in the frontal sinus that later metastasized to the left lung with multiple pulmonary and pleural nodules.
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