Metastasis of Meningioma: A Rare Differential Diagnosis in Subcutaneous Masses of the Scalp
Received Date: Nov 08, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 21, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
Background: Subcutaneous masses of the scalp have a wide range of differential diagnosis. After removal of a meningioma in the patient’s history, scalp metastasis from the previously resected meningioma should be considered. Methods: A 86 year old patient presented with a local swelling on the left temporal forehead and no other clinical symptoms. Eleven years earlier an extra-axial meningioma was resected. The patient was receiving immunosuppressive therapy subsequent to kidney transplantation. After clinical examination and MRI, a lipoma was suspected. The mass was resected under local anesthesia. Results: Histopathology revealed a metastasis of the previously removed meningioma (WHO grade II). No further treatment was recommended. Clinical follow-up was without pathological findings so far. Conclusion: Scalp metastases of meningiomas are a rare finding. However, if patient history reveals removal of a meningioma, scalp metastasis must be a differential diagnosis for subcutaneous masses even years after the initial surgery.
Keywords: Meningioma metastasis; Skin lesion; Subcutaneous mass
Citation: Lunger A, Ismail T, Dalbert A, Mertz K, Weikert T, et al. (2017) Metastasis of Meningioma: A Rare Differential Diagnosis in Subcutaneous Masses of the Scalp. Otolaryngol (Sunnyvale) 7: 333. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000333
Copyright: © 2017 Lunger A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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