Metastatic meningioma of the scalp

Cutis. 2018 May;101(5):386-389.

Abstract

Meningiomas generally present as slow-growing, expanding intracranial lesions and are the most common benign intracranial tumor in adults. Rarely, meningiomas can exhibit malignant potential and present as extracranial soft-tissue masses through extension or as primary extracranial cutaneous neoplasms. Although they are uncommonly encountered by dermatologists, it is important to include meningioma in the differential diagnosis for scalp neoplasms. We present a rare case of a 68-year-old woman with scalp metastasis of meningioma 11 years after initial resection of the primary tumor.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Meningioma / diagnosis*
  • Meningioma / secondary
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / secondary
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Scalp
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / secondary
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery