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A Case Report of a CPA Meningioma Presenting as Middle Ear Mass With Middle Ear Effusion


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt


Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

J Int Adv Otol 2021; 17: 372-375
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2021.9247
Read: 999 Downloads: 442 Published: 01 July 2021

Middle ear (ME) benign tumors are rare, and among them is meningioma. An ME meningioma might be isolated or merely a lateral extension of a CPA meningioma. We report a case with presentation of ME effusion followed by the appearance of an aural polyp after repeated myringotomies. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a benign-looking ME and mastoid mass. After debulking and biopsy, it turned out to be a meningioma. However, when MRI was performed, a large CPA meningioma was detected. ME masses are rare; however, they might be encountered, and CT must be performed followed by biopsy or total removal. In case of detection of a tumor with probable intracranial connection as meningioma, an MRI should be performed to exclude intracranial extension.

Cite this article as: Galal A, Ahmed O, Abdelziz A, G. Aly R. A case report of a CPA meningioma presenting as middle ear mass with middle ear effusion. J Int Adv Otol. 2021; 17(4): 372-375.

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