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Hepatic Metastasis via a Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt from an Intracranial Meningioma: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21373384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Meningiomas are slow-growing intracranial/intraspinal tumours, with a wide range of histopathological variants. The more aggressive atypical and malignant types can disseminate via the venous system, lymphatics or cerebrospinal fluid, with the lungs and pleura being the most common site of extracranial metastasis. We look at a 68-year-old woman presenting with abdominal pain, who had previously been treated for an intracranial meningioma with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt in situ. Investigation revealed a lesion in segment 4 of the liver with the shunt tip being in close proximity. Biopsy was consistent with metastatic meningioma. A liver resection was subsequently performed. We postulate that this is the first reported case of dissemination of an intracranial meningioma via cerebrospinal fluid by means of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt.
J A G Moir; B Haugk; J J French
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastroenterology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1662-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474819     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-72     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, UK.
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