Non-contiguous meningeal metastases of olfactory neuroblastoma

Wen Jiang, Jieqiong Liu, Patrick J. Gullane, Fred Gentili, Robert E. Wharen, Betty Y.S. Kim, Franco DeMonte

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Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a malignant neoplasm centered along the roof of the nasal cavity near the cribriform plate. Although metastasis of this tumor has been reported, non-contiguous spread to the dura is rare. Here, we report the largest series of intracranial meningeal metastases of ONBs from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Toronto. The unique natural history and geographical distribution of these metastatic lesions suggest a common mechanism of tumor spread along the dural vascular arborization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-203
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Intracranial
  • Leptomeningeal metastasis
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research


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