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Primary meningioma of the middle ear: case report.
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PMID:  19930750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of primary meningioma of the middle ear. METHOD: We describe the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with decreased hearing and fullness in the left ear, with a middle-ear mass. We also review the world literature regarding primary extracranial meningioma of the middle ear and its management. RESULTS: Primary middle-ear meningioma, a rare clinical entity, was diagnosed in this patient based on an initial transmastoid biopsy. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium enhancement excluded the presence of an intracranial component. Complete excision of the tumour was achieved using a combined approach tympanoplasty. The patient had an uneventful post-operative course. CONCLUSION: Meningiomas, although rare in the middle ear, need to be included in the differential diagnosis of middle-ear lesions presenting to the otolaryngologist. This case emphasises the management strategy required when dealing with a middle-ear mass.
M George; C Ikonomidis; M Pusztaszeri; P Monnier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  2010-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Vaud, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Ear, Middle*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningioma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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