October 1964

Ectopic Meningioma In an Infant

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pathology (Drs. Khanna and Saigal) and clinical surgery (Dr. Gurdial Singh), Government Medical College.

Arch Surg. 1964;89(4):752-754. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1964.01320040168031

Meningioma, the commonest intracranial tumor, undoubtedly invades the contiguous skull producing hyperostosis in 25% of cases, and rarely it extends through the cranium into the soft tissues (Bain and Shnitka2). Ectopic meningiomas are, however, an extremely rare entity, 15 cases having been reported in the world literature so far. The presentation of the case record of another ectopic meningioma is justified from the clinicopathological point of view.

Report of Case  A 7-month-old male infant was brought with a painless swelling over the upper part of the right side of the nose to the Professor of Clinical Surgery's unit of the Government Medical College, Patiala, on Oct 31, 1963. According to the mother, the lump was present at birth and had been progressively increasing in size. The development of the infant had been normal and the mother did not give any history of nasal discharge or fever. The family history

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