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Atypical meningioma presenting as a nasal mass-multidisciplinary management.
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PMID:  21840726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of recurrent extracranial atypical meningioma successfully managed by a multidisciplinary team. METHODS: Case report and literature review concerning successful management of recurrent extracranial meningioma based on pathology and extent of resection. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman who presented with a nasal mass, anosmia and headaches. Physical exam and imaging showed recurrent meningioma involving the entire anterior frontal meninges extending into the frontal bone and down into the nasal cavity via the anterior ethmoid. Combined modality surgical intervention was successful and the patient recovered suffering no neurological sequelae. CONCLUSION: This is a very rare presentation of meningioma that the craniomaxillofacial surgeon should consider when formulating a differential diagnosis for a nasal mass. Long-term surveillance is crucial as recurrence can have devastating consequences. Aggressive multidisciplinary care is needed to prevent future recurrences and to improve survival.
Scharukh Jalisi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Skullbase Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Head: Robert A. Brown BS, MS, PhD), Boston University Medical Campus, 820 Harrison Avenue, FGH4, Boston, MA 02118, USA.
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