Primary pulmonary meningioma
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A primary pulmonary meningioma is a very rare form of an ectopic meningioma.
They are generally asymptomatic and incidentally discovered although rarely patients with symptoms have also been reported.
Histologically, they comprise of whorls of spindle cells interspersed with abundant psammoma bodies, and typically positive for vimentin, and EMA (epithelial membrane antigen).
Typically seen as a solitary pulmonary nodule. May show homogeneous 6 or heterogeneous 3 enhancement.
History and etymology
The first case was thought to have been described by Erlandson in 1981 7 while the first report in the English literature was thought to be by Kemnitz and Heinrich in 1982.
Treatment and prognosis
These lesions are largely benign, but malignant lesions have been rarely reported 1. Many publications suggest resection in appropriate cases 7.