ecancermedicalscience

Case Report

Atypical primary pulmonary meningioma: a report of a case suspected of being a lung metastasis

31 Mar 2014
Daniela Lepanto, Fausto Maffini, Francesco Petrella, Marzia Colandrea, Carlo Putzu, Massimo Barberis, Giovanni Paganelli, Giuseppe Viale

Primary extracranial and extraspinal meningiomas are very rare tumours, and primary pulmonary ones are even more uncommon. They present as a solitary pulmonary nodule, and most of them are benign, except for three cases. We describe a primitive atypical pulmonary meningioma first suspected of being metastasis in a patient during follow-up ten years after therapy for breast cancer.