CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg Rep 2017; 78(04): e129-e134
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1615808
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Rapidly Growing Pulmonary Metastasis from Anaplastic Meningioma with Lethal Outcome: A Case Report

Marco V. Corniola1, Basile N. Landis2, Denis Migliorini3, Johannes A. Lobrinus4, Carmen Ares5, Karl Schaller1, Max Jägersberg1
  • 1Service de Neurochirurgie, Département des Neurosciences Cliniques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • 2Service d'ORL, Département des Neurosciences Cliniques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • 3Service d'Oncologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • 4Service de Pathologie Clinique, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • 5Service de Radio-Oncologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
Further Information

Publication History

08 August 2016

11 November 2017

Publication Date:
28 December 2017 (online)

Abstract

Anaplastic meningioma is seldom encountered. Moreover, distant metastasis is extremely rare, with only a handful cases reported. Here, we report the case of a 74-year-old female patient who underwent a combined cranial and endonasal approach for an extensive spheno-orbital anaplastic meningioma (WHO grade III), followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. Although local tumor control was achieved, she presented with lung metastasis 2 years later. The patient then died from pulmonary complications related to chest metastasis.

On the basis of this case, we discuss the available literature on metastatic meningiomas and radiologic follow-up strategies.