Olfactory groove meningioma: Report of 99 cases surgically treated at the catholic university school of medicine, rome

Roberto Pallini, Eduardo Fernandez, Liverana Lauretti, Francesco Doglietto, Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris, Nicola Montano, Gabriele Capo, Mario Meglio, Giulio Maira

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Abstract

Objective We reviewed our series of olfactory groove meningiomas (OGMs) with the aim to relate the surgical approach with outcome and to define clinical and pathologic predictors of prognosis. Methods Ninety-nine patients who underwent 113 craniotomies at our Institution between 1984 and 2010 were entered this study. The relationship between surgical approach (bifrontal, fronto-orbito-basal, and pterional) and either tumor diameter, extent of tumor resection, complication rate, need of reoperation, and Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) was analyzed. The impact of age (â‰70 vs. >70 years), sex, tumor diameter (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-231.e3
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Olfactory groove meningiomas
  • Outcome predictors
  • Surgical approaches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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