Sinonasal bone destruction caused by frontal meningioma invasion related to respiratory tract infection incident: A case report
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- DOI: https://doi.org/10.15562/ijn.v5i3.226  |
- Published: 2022-09-26
Introduction: Meningioma is uncommonly found in extracranial. Extracranial meningioma can be an extension of primary intracranial tumors that accompany osteolytic changes in the skull or causes bone destruction. In this article, we reported intracranial meningioma in the frontal region that extends to the sinonasal bone causing bone destruction and being a predisposing factor for respiratory tract infection.
Case presentation: A 47-years old female was brought to the emergency department due to dyspnea and fever since one week before and there was found a lump in the frontal region. During the surgical procedure, there was an invasion of the tumor which caused sinonasal bone destruction. The endotracheal tube (ETT) can be seen from the surgical field.
Conclusion: In this case, the patient has been treated for pneumonia infection which can be related to sinonasal bone destruction caused by the invasion of meningioma to extracranial. The importance that must be informed to the patient is the possibility of recurrent respiratory tract infection.
Keywords: bone destruction, case report, meningioma, respiratory tract infection, sinonasal