Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Meningioma[TI] nasal[TIAB]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Meningioma. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare, frequently misclassified
  • Mean age 48 years, range 13 - 88 years; no gender preference
  • Usually primary intranasal or paranasal mass; may also be an intracranial tumor invading sphenoid or frontal sinuses
  • Primary extracranial tumors have a good prognosis; intracranial lesions invading into upper respiratory tract are difficult to excise
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Whorled growth pattern of meningothelial spindle cells with psammoma bodies
  • May have atypical features
Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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