Complicanza in corso di embolizzazione pre-operatoria di meningioma intracranico.

Translated title of the contribution: Complications during preoperative embolization in intracranial meningioma

L. Beretta, A. Dell'Acqua, E. Giorgi, L. Napolitano, C. Tommasino, C. Righi, C. Ferrari da Passano, E. Motti

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We report a rare case of meningioma of the parieto-occipital convexity accompanied by hemorrhage in the tumor and in the subdural space that occurred while pre-operative embolization was being applied. The patient, a 48 year old woman, presented sudden headache and, in a few minutes, comatose status and decerebrate rigidity. A quick diagnosis with CT-scan of acute intratumoral and subdural hemorrhage and a rapid intervention on the patient led to complete recovery. The possible reason for the hemorrhage is the sudden change in blood pressure of pathologic small vessels triggered by embolization.

Translated title of the contributionComplications during preoperative embolization in intracranial meningioma
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number4 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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