Compromissione dei nervi cranici nella chirurgia dei meningiomi dell'angolo ponto-cerebellare: Studio di 15 casi

Translated title of the contribution: Cranial nerves palsy in the surgery of cerebello-pontine angle meningiomas

M. Caroli, M. Locatelli, R. Campanella, G. Miserocchi, S. Balbi, C. Arienta

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A surgical series of 15 patients with cerebellopontine angle meningiomas between 1990-1997 has been reviewed. Preoperative cranial nerve palsy was present in 10 cases. A retrosigmoid suboccipital approach was performed in 14 cases, subtemporal transtentorial in one case. Total removal was achieved in 13 cases, subtotal in 2. There was no surgical mortality. Two patients suffered new cranial nerve palsy (IVth and VIth nerve) as a result of the operation (improved at follow-up). Worsening of preoperative facial nerve palsy occurred in 3 cases, improvement of pre-operative palsy of cranial nerves (Vth, VIIth, XIth-Xth) occurred in 5 cases. In our experience it was more difficult to recognize and preserve the fourth and sixth nerve than other cranial nerves when the attachment and the extension of the tumor was in the cranial and caudal direction and toward the lateral clivus.

Translated title of the contributionCranial nerves palsy in the surgery of cerebello-pontine angle meningiomas
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalRivista di Neurobiologia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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