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Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion of the neck with progressive invasion of the meninges, skull base, orbit, and brain.

Authors
  • Holodny, A I
  • Kirsch, C F
  • Hameed, M
  • Sclar, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
Publication Date
May 01, 2001
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
876–879
Identifiers
PMID: 11337332
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions of the head and neck are rare. CNS involvement has not been reported. We present a histologically proven case of a tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion that originated in the left side of the neck and progressed over 2 years to involve the meninges, the cavernous sinuses, the right temporal lobe, and the right orbit. The lesion caused destruction of the skull base and a subdural hematoma. The relationship of the present lesion to idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis and Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is discussed.

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