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Primary Esophageal Meningioma: First Literature Report

Romero-Rojas, Alfredo E. MD*; Diaz-Perez, Julio A. MD, MS†,‡; Amaro, Deirdre MD; Messa-Botero, Oscar A. MD*; Castilla, Elias A. MD§

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: January 2013 - Volume 47 - Issue 1 - p 58–61
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e31825570ba
Case Report

We have described a primary esophageal meningioma (MG) clinical case diagnosed in a 62-year-old woman; also, we review the literature about extracranial MGs. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of an extracranial MG occurring primarily in the esophagus. These are benign neoplasms reported classically in the central nervous system (CNS). The extrancranial MGs have histopathologic and inmunohistochemical features identical to those observed in CNS MGs; thus, the main diagnostic hurdle is to keep it in the differential for lesions occurring outside the CNS.

*National Institute of Cancer, Bogota

University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA

§Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Reprints: Julio A. Diaz-Perez, MD, MS, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA, 3855 Health Science Dr. MC0820, LA Jolla CA 92093 (e-mail:

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.