IMR Press / FBE / Volume 1 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.2741/E57

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Open Access Article
Surgical treatment of meningiomas
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1 Department of Neurological Surgery, The Neurological Institute, University Hospital Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85013, USA
Academic Editor:Nicholas C. Bambakidis
Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2009, 1(2), 587–599; https://doi.org/10.2741/E57
Published: 1 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intracranial meningiomas - a critical review)
Abstract

Meningiomas, though benign histologically, are relatively common tumors that may behave in an aggressive, clinical fashion. Traditionally, treatment for these lesions has been primarily through surgical excision. This may be curative, but it has become clear that the degree of surgical resection achieved is a primary determinant of the rate of tumor recurrence. Often, the size and location of the lesion is a limiting factor during surgery. The following article describes general principles of surgical treatment as well as some of the pitfalls inherent in treating meningiomas in specific intracranial locations.

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