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Type of Article: Case Series

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 2784-2788

Date of Publication: 31-08-2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.332


EXTRACRANIAL MENINGIOMA PRESENTING AS INFRATEMPORAL FOSSA MASS: A CASE SERIES

Sunil Mathew *1, Reddy Ravikanth 2, Vijaykishan B 3.

*1 Post-graduate student in Anatomy, St. Johnís Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 Post-graduate student in Radiology, St. Johnís Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

3 Senior resident in Anatomy, St. Johnís Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address: Dr. Sunil Mathew, MBBS, Post-graduate student in Anatomy, St. Johnís Medical College, Bangalore Ė 560034. Mob: +91-7899513297
E-Mail: sunil.mathew@stjohns.in

ABSTRACT

Extradural meningioma occurs as extracranial extension of intracranial tumor. In this series we present two uncommon cases of extracranial meningioma extending into the infratemporal fossa (ITF). One patient presented as left sided facial pain and cheek swelling and another patient as swelling outer to the lateral canthus of eye, of 2 years’ duration each. Both the cases had foramina or fissural extensions. Detection of possible intracranial extension and involvement of adjacent structures is mandatory before surgery. The close proximity of the infratemporal area to the intracranial structures, the orbit, the paranasal sinuses, the nasopharynx, and the facial area demands careful planning of surgical excision and combined procedures. 
KEY WORDS: Meningioma, Extracranial, Infratemporal Fossa, CT, MRI.

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Sunil Mathew, Reddy Ravikanth, Vijaykishan B. EXTRACRANIAL MENINGIOMA PRESENTING AS INFRATEMPORAL FOSSA MASS: A CASE SERIES. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(3):2784-2788. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.332

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