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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8248749, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8248749
Case Report

Primary Pulmonary Meningioma Simulating a Pulmonary Metastasis

1Department of Medical Imaging, Changhua Christian Hospital, No. 135 Nanxiao St., Changhua 500, Taiwan
2Department of Pathology, Changhua Christian Hospital, No. 135 Nanxiao St., Changhua 500, Taiwan

Received 30 June 2016; Accepted 1 November 2016

Academic Editor: Daniel T. Merrick

Copyright © 2016 Chun-Mao Juan 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.

Abstract

Primary pulmonary meningiomas represent a rare tumor entity. Few cases have been reported in the English medical literature, and they have almost all been solitary and benign in nature, with the exception of several extremely rare cases. We report herein a case of PPM that raised suspicion of a pulmonary metastatic tumor initially, as it was depicted as a single, round, small, ground-glass opacity pulmonary nodule on a chest computed tomography scan, in a 55-year-old man with a history of buccal cancer. Increased awareness of the clinical and radiologic characteristics of this rare category can assist a multidisciplinary team to perform adequate management.