Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 4 Issue: 3

Incidentally Detected Pulmonary Metastasis from Recurrent Atypical Meningioma with Superior Sagittal Sinus Invasion – Case Report and Literature Review

Davide Nasi1*, Corrado Iaccarino2,3, Elisabetta Froio4, Silvia Serra4, Elena Tagliavini4, Nourallah Eshraghi5, Franco Servadei2,3 and Reza Ghadirpour2,3
1Clinic of Neurosurgery, Polytechnic University of Marche, Umberto I General Hospital, Ancona, Italy
2Neurosurgery-Neurotraumatology Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Parma, Italy
3Neurosurgery Unit, IRCCS “Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova” of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
4Pathology Department, IRCCS “Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova” of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
5Department of Surgery, Qom University of Medical Sciences and Heath Service, Iran
Corresponding author : Davide Nasi
Clinic of Neurosurgery, Polytechnic University of Marche, Umberto I General Hospital, Ancona, Italy
Tel: 00390521704666; Fax: 00390521704634
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 06, 2015 Accepted: June 29, 2015 Published: July 07, 2015
Citation: Nasi D, Iaccarino C, Froio E, Serra S, Tagliavini E, et al. (2015) Incidentally Detected Pulmonary Metastasis from Recurrent Atypical Meningioma with Superior Sagittal Sinus Invasion – Case Report and Literature Review. J Spine Neurosurg 4:3 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000193

Abstract

Meningioma is a common brain tumor but despite its high prevalence, extracranial metastasis is really rare, as it may be seen in lung, bone, intraspinal, liver and cervical lymph nodes decreasingly. We report a case of metastases to lung incidentally founded from an intracranial recurrent atypical meningioma with superior sagittal sinus invasion previously treated with good control. This report highlights that in the rare case of unique incidentally founded pulmonary lesion and apparent control of the intracranial disease, the differential diagnosis of metastastic meningioma, primary lung meningioma or others lung tumor can be very challenging . The revision of pertinent literature suggests that the invasion of venous sinuses should be considered as a major risk factor for distant metastases.

Keywords: Meningioma; Extracranial metastasis; Pulmonary metastasis

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