J Neurol Surg B
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677728
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Extended Pterional Approach for Medial Sphenoid Wing Meningioma: A Series of 47 Patients

Jose Carlos Lynch
1  Departmnet of Neurosurgery, Public Servants Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
,
Celestino Esteves Pereira
1  Departmnet of Neurosurgery, Public Servants Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
,
Mariangela Gonçalves
1  Departmnet of Neurosurgery, Public Servants Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
,
Nelci Zanon
1  Departmnet of Neurosurgery, Public Servants Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
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Publication History

11 June 2018

10 December 2018

Publication Date:
21 February 2019 (online)

Abstract

Background To describe our operative strategy and analyze its safety and effectiveness for the removal of medial sphenoid wing meningiomas (MSWMs) through the extended pterional approach.

Method We identified 47 patients with MSWMs who were operated using this approach between 1986 and 2016. Medical charts, operative reports, imaging results, and clinical follow-up evaluations were reviewed and retrospectively analyzed.

Results No surgical mortality was observed in this sample. Gross total resection was achieved in 30 (63.8%) patients. Intradural clinoidectomy was performed in 16 (34%) patients. The median length of follow-up was 8.5 years (range, 1–30 years).

Conclusion The extended pterional approach associated with microsurgery techniques provided excellent results for the removal of MSWMs.