Benign metastasizing meningioma

Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2003 Feb;33(2):86-8. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyg022.


Meningiomas represent about one sixth of all primary neoplasms of the central nervous system. They rarely metastasize outside the intracranial compartment. There are no clear criteria to identify the subset of aggressive tumors which recur locally or metastasize. Histological tumor grade is the most important predictor of recurrence or metastases. We report an unusual case of recurrent metastasis in an extrapleural location and review the literature. Our patient developed recurrent thoracic metastases from an intracranial benign meningioma after a disease-free interval of 8 years. She was successfully managed by wide excision of the metastasis and is currently asymptomatic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Meningioma / pathology
  • Meningioma / secondary*
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Thoracic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed