Meningioma Diagnosis, Therapy and Follow-up at the Neurosurgery Clinic, University Hospital Brno between 2005 and 2010


Authors: M. Duba ;  A. Mrlian ;  M. Smrčka ;  J. Musil
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika LF MU a FN Brno
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(2): 211-216
Category: Short Communication

Overview

Introduction:
Meningiomas are usually slow-growing tumors that arise from meningothelial cells and represent about one third of all primary intracranial tumors. They predominate in women. A patient may have multiple meningiomas. Clinical manifestations of meningiomas are determined by location and tumor size. Treatment is mostly surgical; success rate depends on the extent of resection. Radiotherapy is another treatment modality used, whilst hormonal therapy remains on experimental field.

Material and methods:
Authors describe their experience with the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of patients with meningioma (n = 314). Furthermore, they also assess postoperative morbidity and time to recurrence.

Results and conclusion:
Despite mostly benign histology of meningiomas, their recurrence is relatively frequent and oscillates between 10 to 30%, always in association with the extent of resection. Therefore, these patients should be followed up and regularly monitored using magnetic resonance imaging.

Key words:
meningioma – diagnostics – treatment – follow-up


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