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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 875607, 4 pages
Case Report

Extracranial Intraluminal Extension of Atypical Meningioma within the Internal Jugular Vein

1Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 850, Boston, MA 02111, USA
2Department of Radiology, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, no. 299, Boston, MA 02111, USA
3Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, no. 178, Boston, MA 02111, USA

Received 24 December 2012; Accepted 13 January 2013

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, M. T. Kalcioglu, and K. Morshed

Copyright © 2013 Nizar Taki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Meningiomas represent the most common benign intracranial neoplasms, and may spread by direct extension into nearby venous sinuses, but gross spread to the extracranial venous system is uncommon. We report the case of a patient with extracranial intraluminal spread of meningioma within the internal jugular vein to level III of the neck. Review of the preoperative assessment and management is also presented.