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Primary Extracranial Meningioma of the Lacrimal Sac Fossa

Radke, Phillip M., M.D.*,†; Herreid, Peter A., M.D.; Sires, Bryan S., M.D., Ph.D.*,†

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: September/October 2018 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p e147–e148
doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001155
Case Reports

Primary extracranial meningioma is a rare tumor, unlike its common intracranial counterpart. Infrequently found in the head and neck region, it can cause local or neurologic symptoms depending on its location and interaction with cranial nerves. While uncommon, it is an important diagnosis to have on the differential of periorbital lesions as surgical removal and prognosis are generally good. The authors present the first report of a patient with primary extracranial meningioma originating in the lacrimal sac fossa.

The authors present a unique case of primary extracranial meningioma in the lacrimal sac fossa of a 54-year-old woman.

*Allure Laser Center & Medispa, Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Incyte Diagnostics Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A.

Accepted for publication April 20, 2018.

The authors do not have any proprietary interests in the materials described in the article. The manuscript has not, and will not be, submitted in a different publication. All coauthors have read, participated, and approved the final constructed manuscript.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Bryan Sires, M.D., Ph.D., 625 4th Avenue, Suite 301, Kirkland, WA 98033. E-mail:

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