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Ectopic Meningioma of Frontoethmoid Region

P Mishra, Anjani Sharma, Mohnish Grover

Keywords : Ectopic meningioma,meningioma of paranasal sinus,paranasal sinus tumor

Citation Information : Mishra P, Sharma A, Grover M. Ectopic Meningioma of Frontoethmoid Region. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (2):111-113.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1040

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Meningiomas arise from arachnoid cells. They can occur at intracranial or extracranial sites. Extracranial meningiomas are very rare tumors. They may arise from nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, middle ear, and subcutaneous tissues. The ectopic meningiomas of paranasal sinuses do not have any communication with intracranial meninges. They usually occurs in young males. Imaging studies shows no bone erosion or intracranial extension. Primary surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The present case is reported due to its rarity and presentation at an unusual age.

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