Meningiomas of the lateral ventricles. Neuroradiological and surgical considerations in 18 cases

M. Fornari, M. Savoiardo, G. Morello, C. L. Solero

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Abstract

The clinical and neuroradiological findings and the surgical results in a series of 18 patients with meningiomas of the lateral ventricles, operated on over a 23 year period, are described. This experience is compared with previously reported series and the following conclusions are drawn: 1) these tumors have no characteristic symptomatology; 2) the preoperative diagnosis should be reached by means of both computerized tomography and carotid and vertebral angiography; 3) the safest surgical approach is through a sagittal paramedical parieto-occipital cortical incision; and 4) piecemeal removal is crucial for achieving total extirpation of the tumor with minimum damage of the surrounding brain tissue and for careful intraoperative hemostasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-74
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume54
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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