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Extracranial meningioma presenting as a neck mass in a patient with underlying ankylosing spondylitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16960947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extracranial meningiomas are rare. They account for only 2% of meningiomas compared to the much more common intracranial site. We describe a rare case of extracranial meningioma presenting as a neck lump in a patient with preexisting neck disease due to ankylosing spondylitis. Extracranial meningioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical neck lumps. Investigations including magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology are discussed, as well as the results of a literature review on extracranial meningiomas.
Tira Galm; Fiona MacGregor; Anne-Marie Sinclair; John Hunter; Allan McPhaden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-08     Completed Date:  2006-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1883-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital, Reading, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Meningeal Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*
Meningioma / complications,  diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications,  diagnosis*

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