Ectopic meningioma: a case report with a literature review

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 May;263(5):426-9. doi: 10.1007/s00405-005-1030-2. Epub 2006 Jan 12.


Ectopic (extradural) meningiomas that do not originate from either the optic fascicle or the intracranial meninges are exceedingly rare. A patient with an ectopic meningioma in the external auditory canal and mastoid was treated in our unit. The world literature of the last 20 years was reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Audiometry, Pure-Tone
  • Ear Canal
  • Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ear Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningioma / diagnosis*
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed