Papillary meningiomas are rare meningeal tumors which are associated with a grim prognosis. These tumors usually recur locally and in some cases they metastasize. The clinical, radiological and histopathological features of a case of a papillary meningioma with a pleural metastasis in a 13-year-old boy are presented. The literature on metastasizing papillary meningiomas is reviewed. Up to now, 131 cases of papillary meningioma have been reported in the literature. Only 8 cases gave rise to metastases outside the central nervous system. The preferential site of metastasis appeared to be the lung. This is the first report of a papillary meningioma giving rise to a metastasis in the pleura.

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Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Department of Pathology

Kros, J.M, Cella, M, Bakker, S.L.M, Paz y Geuze, D, & Egeler, R.M. (2000). Papillary meningioma with pleural metastasis: Case report and literature review. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 102(3), 200–202. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0404.2000.102003200.x