Ectopic Meningioma : A Case ReportPrimary extracranial and extraspinal meningiomas arerare. A case of primary meningioma of the lateralpterygoid plate in a young woman is described.Suzuki et al described the first case of pterygopalatinefossa meningioma.1A twenty year old girl was admitted with complaintsof bulge in the left temporal region of two yearsduration. On examination there was fullness of theleft temporal fossa. Her neurological and ENTexamination was normal. CT scan of the head showeda mass in the pterygopalatine fossa extending into theleft subtemporal region. She underwent a craniofacialexcision of the tumour. A well encapsulated firm mass3 cms x 2 cms was excised after severing theattachment to the lateral pterygoid plate.Histopathological examination showed evidence ofmeningothelial meningioma.It is generally agreed that meningiomas originate frommeningiocytes (arachnoid cells or meningothelialcells) capping the arachnoid villi or pachioniangranulations.
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