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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(1): 73-75.
Purely Extradural Spinal Meningioma of the Cervical Spine.
Jun Woong Choi, In Seo Park, Seung Hwan Yoon, Jong Oon Park
1Department of Neurosurgery, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea. nsysh@inha.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Spinal meningiomas located purely in the extradural space are rare, and they may easily be confused with malignant neoplasm. We report an unusual case of a purely extradural spinal meningioma mimcking metestatic neoplasm. A 38-year-old woman had neck pain and left side weakness. MRI scan revealed extradural spinal mass. Preoperative and intraoperative diagnosis was metastatic carcinoma, but permanent diagnosis was extradural meningioma.
Key Words: Extradural meningioma; Metastatic neoplasm
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