Lymph node metastasis from atypical meningioma: case report




Meningioma; Lymph node; Metastasis.


The meninges are connective tissue structures that surround the central nervous system (CNS) and their functions include mechanical protection and formation of the blood-brain barrier. In turn, meningiomas are CNS tumors, mostly benign, which originate from non-epithelial precursor cells of the meninges. The aim of this paper is to describe an uncommon case in the medical literature: the incidence of metastasis from a grade II cranial meningioma to a lymph node in the cervical chain. Thus, we report the case of an elderly man who underwent a computed tomography of the skull after a mild domestic incident, which showed the existence of an intracranial tumor, the patient being asymptomatic. From then on, the investigation began, leading to the diagnosis of post-biopsy meningioma. Months later, an abnormal bulge in the cervical region was observed, leading to a new investigation and a new diagnosis: grade II meningioma associated with lymph node metastasis. The surgical approach seems to be preferred in progressively growing, recurrent and symptomatic meningiomas; the association with biological therapies, such as somatostatin analogues, can delay its growth.


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AMARAL, H. S. G. do .; MORAES, M. de S. .; SANTOS, J. F. M. dos .; VALENTE , C. L. .; BRAGA, R. T. de F. .; MAGRANI , G. C. . Lymph node metastasis from atypical meningioma: case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. e26112441303, 2023. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v12i4.41303. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 may. 2024.



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