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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 44, No. 3, 2007, pp. 119-121
Bioline Code: cn07021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 44, No. 3, 2007, pp. 119-121

 en An atypical presentation of recurrent temporal lobe meningioma with external auditory canal mass
Munshi, A.; Dutta, D.; Muzumdar, D. & Jalali, R.


Extracranial spread of recurrent meningiomas involving the middle ear is rare. We present the case of a 59-year-old woman with headache and swelling of scalp over the right temporal region. MRI revealed a lesion in the right temporal lobe suggestive of meningioma. She underwent complete surgical excision of the lesion followed by post-operative radiotherapy. After 1 year, she presented with right-sided otalgia and a middle-ear mass extruding into the external auditory canal. She was re-operated and histopathology was anaplastic meningioma. We are discussing this unusual pattern of recurrence in our patient with a review of literature.

External auditory canal, recurrent meningioma

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