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Rare disease
An unusual bump on the head. Intraextracranial meningioma presenting incidentally
  1. Vivek Nadarajan1,
  2. James Goddin2,
  3. Dina Luder2,
  4. Anisha Doshi2
  1. 1Geriatrics Department, Whittington Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Whittington Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vivek Nadarajan, proust69{at}


Meningiomas are common intracranial tumours which rarely extend to extra cranial sites. Here, the authors report a rare case of an intracranial meningioma with extracranial spread into the subcutaneous tissues of the scalp, with a brief overview of the literature. An 82-year-old man presented following a fall. At the time of assessment, it was noted that he had a large deformity over the frontal area of his scalp. It was unclear as to the duration of this deformity. Following an inconclusive CT head he underwent a MRI head which revealed an intracranial mass which extended across the frontal lobes. The mass permeated through the skull and extended through to the scalp. He underwent a biopsy of the extracranial component. The histology of which suggested a benign meningioma with low mitotic activity.

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