Metastatic meningioma to the lung with multiple pleural metastases

Joseph M. Kaminski, Benjamin Movsas, Earl King, Chichuan Yang, Joseph D. Kronz, Patricia M. Alli, Jeff Williams, Henry Brem

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Meningiomas with both malignant clinical behavior and cytology are rare. Meningiomas comprise approximately 15% of the primary brain tumors. The majority are benign; less than 1% metastasize, most commonly to the lung (61%) followed by liver, lymph node, and bone. Approximately 130 cases of extracranial metastatic meningiomas have been described. Only 13% had more than three metastases, with few cases reported with extensive pleural involvement. We report an interesting case of a malignant meningioma that invaded through the skull in the frontal sinus that later metastasized to the left lung with multiple pulmonary and pleural nodules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 22 2001


  • Lung
  • Meningioma
  • Metastasis
  • Pleura

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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