Meningioma in the Middle Ear; A Case Report

Kazunori Nishizaki, Ryusuke Saito, Makoto Kanatani, Tatsuo Hori

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Abstract

Meningioma involving the middle ear is very rare, but it can be either a primary tumor or an extension of an intracranial tumor. A 41-year-old female with middle ear meningioma treated surgically was followed for one year with no evidence of recurrence. A review of the literature on middle ear meningioma stresses, the following points: 1. The possibility of meningioma should be considered as well as more common disorders of that area whenever a tumor presents in the middle ear. 2. Electron microscopy may aid in the differentiation of meningioma from chemodectoma and schwannoma. 3. Because of the slow growth and insidious spread of meningioma within and around the temporal bone, follow-up CT scans should be performed periodically for at least 10 years to rule out residual disease and intracranial extension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1497-1501
Number of pages5
JournalPractica Otologica
Volume83
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT scan
  • electron microscopy
  • meningioma
  • middle ear
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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