Psammomatous Thoracic spinal meningioma with osseous metaplasia: A very rare case report

  • KM Tarikul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Soumen Samadder Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, BangabandhuSheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka , Bangladesh
  • Nazmin Ahmed Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, BangabandhuSheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka , Bangladesh
  • Shamsul Alam Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka , Bangladesh
  • Moududul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University , Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • ATM Mosharef Hossain Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Ossified meningioma, psammomatous meningioma, osseous metaplasia

Abstract

Thoracic spinal psammomatous meningioma is a rare subtype of meningioma. Amongdiverse types of mesenchymal differentiation, osseous metaplasia is found to be stillrarer. We are presenting a new case of thoracic psammomatous spinal meningiomawith osseous metaplasia in a middle aged female which that gives a sense of cancellousbone in the spinal canal. To conclude, meningiomas with osseous metaplasia are veryrare tumors that complicate the surgical removal in certain cases. Ossification, ifpredicted prior to operation with computed tomography reconstruction, makes planningof removal easier. In our case, maintained cerebrospinal fluid spaces despite firmconsistency of tumor made its removal easier once cerebrospinal fluid was drained.We have submitted this article because it is very rare and curable pathology andpreoperative diagnosis helps in prevention of neurological injury during its excision

Bang. J Neurosurgery 2020; 9(2): 142-145

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2020-01-14
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Islam, K., Samadder, S., Ahmed, N., Alam, S., Haque, M., & Hossain, A. (2020). Psammomatous Thoracic spinal meningioma with osseous metaplasia: A very rare case report. Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgery, 9(2), 142-145. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjns.v9i2.44890
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Case Reports