Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.  2012 Dec;5(4):234-236. 10.3342/ceo.2012.5.4.234.

A Posterior Petrous Meningioma with Recurrent Vertigo

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. yhc@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Meningioma's account for around 15% of all primary brain tumors with some 10% of meningiomas arising in the posterior fossa. In rare cases, a meningioma can form around the endolymphatic sac. When formed in the posterior fossa, meningioma tumors can produce vague, non-specific vertiginous symptoms. Research has observed that a subset of these lesions could produce symptoms indistinguishable from those of Meniere's disease. Therefore, we described the clinical features of a case of posterior petrous meningioma with recurrent vertigo as well as the substantial resolution of symptoms after tumor removal via transmastoid approach.

Keyword

Meningioma; Endolymphatic hydrops; Transmastoid

MeSH Terms

Brain Neoplasms
Endolymphatic Hydrops
Endolymphatic Sac
Meniere Disease
Meningioma
Vertigo
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