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[Extradural spinal meningioma: case report].
Neurochirurgie. 2009 Dec; 55(6):565-8.N

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

We report a case of purely extradural spinal meningioma and discuss the potential pitfalls in differential diagnosis.

BACKGROUND

Spinal meningiomas account for 20-30% of all spinal neoplasms. Epidural meningiomas are infrequent intraspinal tumors that can be easily confused with malignant neoplasms or spinal schwannomas.

CASE

A 62-year-old man with a previous history of malignant disease presented with back pain and weakness of the lower limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-enhanced T4 intraspinal lesion. The intraoperative histological examination showed a meningioma (confirmed by postoperative examination). Opening the dura mater confirmed the purely epidural location of the lesion. The postoperative course was uneventful with no recurrence 12 months after surgery.

CONCLUSION

Purely extradural spinal meningiomas can mimic metastatic tumors or schwannomas. Intraoperative histology is mandatory for optimal surgical decision making.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Service de neurochirurgie, HIA Val-de-Grâce, 74, boulevard Port-Royal, 75005 Paris, France. dr.adagain@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

18817937

Citation

Dagain, A, et al. "[Extradural Spinal Meningioma: Case Report]." Neuro-Chirurgie, vol. 55, no. 6, 2009, pp. 565-8.
Dagain A, Dulou R, Lahutte M, et al. [Extradural spinal meningioma: case report]. Neurochirurgie. 2009;55(6):565-8.
Dagain, A., Dulou, R., Lahutte, M., Dutertre, G., Pouit, B., Delmas, J. M., Camparo, P., & Pernot, P. (2009). [Extradural spinal meningioma: case report]. Neuro-Chirurgie, 55(6), 565-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuchi.2008.08.112
Dagain A, et al. [Extradural Spinal Meningioma: Case Report]. Neurochirurgie. 2009;55(6):565-8. PubMed PMID: 18817937.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Extradural spinal meningioma: case report]. AU - Dagain,A, AU - Dulou,R, AU - Lahutte,M, AU - Dutertre,G, AU - Pouit,B, AU - Delmas,J-M, AU - Camparo,P, AU - Pernot,P, Y1 - 2008/09/24/ PY - 2008/04/21/received PY - 2008/08/05/accepted PY - 2008/9/27/pubmed PY - 2010/3/10/medline PY - 2008/9/27/entrez SP - 565 EP - 8 JF - Neuro-Chirurgie JO - Neurochirurgie VL - 55 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: We report a case of purely extradural spinal meningioma and discuss the potential pitfalls in differential diagnosis. BACKGROUND: Spinal meningiomas account for 20-30% of all spinal neoplasms. Epidural meningiomas are infrequent intraspinal tumors that can be easily confused with malignant neoplasms or spinal schwannomas. CASE: A 62-year-old man with a previous history of malignant disease presented with back pain and weakness of the lower limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-enhanced T4 intraspinal lesion. The intraoperative histological examination showed a meningioma (confirmed by postoperative examination). Opening the dura mater confirmed the purely epidural location of the lesion. The postoperative course was uneventful with no recurrence 12 months after surgery. CONCLUSION: Purely extradural spinal meningiomas can mimic metastatic tumors or schwannomas. Intraoperative histology is mandatory for optimal surgical decision making. SN - 1773-0619 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18817937/[Extradural_spinal_meningioma:_case_report]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -