Parapharyngeal tumors are less common in clinical practice and are often difficult to diagnose upon clinical examination due to the anatomic complexity of the region. We report a rare case of extracranial parapharyngeal space meningioma presenting as a cervical mass with encasement of cranial nerves giving tram track appearance and features on various imaging modalities [Radiographs, Ultrasound, Computed tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)].


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Imaging Features of Extra Cranial Parapharyngeal Space Meningioma: Case Report

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Kishor Taori 1 , * , Nischal G. Kundaragi 2 , Amit Disawal 3 , Chetan Jathar 3 , Prajwalit P. Gaur 3 , Jawahar Rathod 3 , Virendra Patil 3

1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Nagpur, [email protected], India

2 1) Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Nagpur Maharashtra, India. 2) Hospital Chennai, SRM University Medical College, India

3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

How to Cite: Taori K, Kundaragi N, Disawal A, Jathar C, Gaur P, et al. Imaging Features of Extra Cranial Parapharyngeal Space Meningioma: Case Report, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 8(3):176-181. doi: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3132.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 8 (3); 176-181
Published Online: November 25, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 30, 2010
Accepted: August 21, 2011
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Abstract

Parapharyngeal tumors are less common in clinical practice and are often difficult to diagnose upon clinical examination due to the anatomic complexity of the region. We report a rare case of extracranial parapharyngeal space meningioma presenting as a cervical mass with encasement of cranial nerves giving tram track appearance and features on various imaging modalities [Radiographs, Ultrasound, Computed tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)].


  • Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
    Clinicians and radiologists should be aware of the unusual location of meningioma (extra cranial para pharyngeal) with carotid artery and cranial nerve encasement.
  • Please cite this paper as:
    Taori K, Kundaragi NG, Disawal A, Jathar C, Gaur PP, Rathod J, et al. Imaging Features of Extra Cranial Parapharyngeal Space Meningioma: Case Report. Iran J Radiol. 2011;8(3):176-81. DOI: 10.5812/kmp.iranjradiol.17351065.3132

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