Post-traumatic cutaneous meningioma.
Graaf, F.H. de
Valk, P. van der
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Cutaneous meningiomas are extremely rare tumours and their diagnosis is difficult. We describe the case of a patient who developed a paranasal swelling after head trauma and associated fractures in the same region years before. Histopathological examination of an incisional biopsy revealed the diagnosis of cutaneous meningioma. After one and a half years' follow up, surgical excision was performed because of progressive growth of the tumour and associated aesthetic problems. Extracranial meningiomas can develop probably secondary to trapping of meningeal tissue after trauma. If there is no intracranial connection surgical removal can be considered.