Surgical strategy for skull base meningiomas

Kazunari Yoshida, Takeshi Kawase

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Skull base meningiomas may involve the cranial nerves, main vessels and vital brain structures. Because the biological behavior of skull base meningiomas is the same as for meningiomas at common locations, the ideal management of skull base meningiomas is total resection with dural attachment. However, radical resection is impossible or not preferable because of the risk of severe operative complications in some cases. The goal of skull base meningioma removal should be determined in each case based on a precise analysis of the meningioma's extension pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun


  • Meningioma
  • Pre-operative embolization
  • Simpson grade
  • Skull base
  • Surgical strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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