Spinal tumour: primary cervical extradural meningioma at an unusual location
Extradural spinal meningiomas are extremely rare, more so in the cervical region. A purely extradural location as reported in this paper is quite exceptional. The authors report a case of extradural meningioma in a 50-year-old male located in the cervical spine that was surgically treated with the provisional diagnosis of a neurofibroma. Histopathological diagnosis of meningothelial meningioma was made with the routine hematoxylin and eosin (HE) stain. The origin, clinical course, radiological features, pathological findings with the differential diagnosis and surgical treatment are discussed based on a review of the literature. An extradural spinal meningioma, an extremely rare entity, is still a diagnostic dilemma on radiology as the radiologic findings overlap with many other common extradural spinal masses.