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Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;110(4):416-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2007.12.025. Epub 2008 Feb 20.

Histologically benign intraventricular meningioma with concurrent pulmonary metastasis: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall, Suite 139, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States.


Only 1-2% of all meningiomas are intraventricular in location. Metastasis from a histologically "benign" meningioma is a rare, but well-documented event. However, there are only four reported cases in the literature of metastatic spread from a purely intraventricular meningioma. The tumors in these reports had a frankly malignant histology or were associated with surgical manipulation and recurrence of the primary lesion. In this report, the authors present a rare case of the concurrent presentation of a histologically benign intraventricular meningioma and a solitary lung lesion which proved to be metastatic meningioma.

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