2 Cases of Intracranial Meningioma Extending into the Middle Ear

Ki-Hong Chang, Jae-Hyun Seo, Dong Chang Lee, Myung Han Lee
2009 Korean Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
The meningiomas are slowly growing tumors arising from meningoepithelial cells and they generally occur throughout the craniospinal axis. Meningiomas extending to the middle ear cavity are uncommom and these patients complain of otologic symptoms such as hearing loss, ear fullness, or otorrhea. Clinical findings frequently suggest otitis media resistant to conventional treatments, thereby facilitating misdiagnosis. CT and MRI of the temporal bone are essential and important for the radiologic
more » ... fferential diagnosis with other tumors. The ideal treatment of these tumors is a total surgical removal. In this report, we describe 2 cases of middle ear meningioma originating from middle and posterior cranial fossas with a review of the literatures.
doi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2009.52.2.184 fatcat:fgmzcpz6yrefpki3opa7mo7fny