Management of meningiomas

Management of meningiomas,10.1016/j.clineuro.2009.12.011,Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery,George A. Alexiou,Pinelopi Gogou,Sofia Markoula,Athanasio

Management of meningiomas   (Citations: 6)
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The primary treatment of meningiomas is surgery which can be curative if the tumor is completely removed. For parasagittal, lateral sphenoid wing and olfactory groove meningiomas, gross-total resection should be the goal. Tuberculum and diaphragma sella meningiomas can be resected through the subfrontal or the pterional approaches. In meningiomas of the sphenoid wing with osseous involvement or involvement of the cavernous sinus subtotal resection can be achieved via several surgical approaches. Similarly, subtotal resection rather than gross-total resection of meningiomas of the petroclival, parasellar, and posterior fossa regions can preserve neurological function. Prior to surgery, embolization may reduce intraoperative bleeding and prevent postoperative complications. Stereotactic radiosurgery can be used as an alternative treatment to surgery either as a first-line treatment or at recurrence. Various conventional radiotherapy techniques can be employed for residual tumor post surgery or at recurrence. Chemotherapy has modest activity and is reserved for selected cases.
Journal: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery - CLIN NEUROL NEUROSURG , vol. 112, no. 3, pp. 177-182, 2010
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