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Ectopic thoracic meningioma: a diagnostically challenging case
  1. Mahan Salehi1,2,
  2. Ashirwad Merve3,
  3. Slaveya Yancheva4 and
  4. Jakub Kadlec5
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2University of East Anglia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwich, UK
  3. 3Department of Neuropathology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Cellular Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  5. 5Thoracic Surgery Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mahan Salehi; m.salehi{at}


Whilst meningiomas are common neoplasms of the central nervous system; ectopic meningiomas are very rare. When they do occur, they are typically in the head and neck. Due to their rarity, they propose a diagnostic challenge with interesting pathological findings. To date, only seven ectopic meningiomas arising in the mediastinum have been reported in the literature. We aim to shift the focus on the diagnostic journey of this rare entity which involved various imaging and histopathological techniques. Our patient was successfully treated with no complications after four years through input from specialists and the multidisciplinary team.

  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • pathology
  • radiology

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  • Contributors JK was responsible for the conceptualisation of the paper. MS wrote the original draft. AM and YS contributed to the histopathological aspect of the manuscript. All authors contributed to writing, review & editing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.