CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg B 2019; 80(S 03): S296-S297
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1675168
Skull Base: Operative Videos
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Retrosigmoid Intradural Suprameatal Approach for Petroclival Meningioma

Yukitomo Ishi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Tomakomai City Hospital, Shimizu-cho, Tomakomai, Japan
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan
,
Shunsuke Terasaka
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan
,
Hiroaki Motegi
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan
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Address for correspondence

Hiroaki Motegi, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15 West 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8638
Japan   

Publication History

30 May 2018

19 August 2018

Publication Date:
01 November 2018 (eFirst)

 

    Abstract

    Background Anterior transpetrosal approach and the combined transpetrosal approach are the major surgical approaches for petroclival meningiomas. However, anterior petrosectomy is not preferable in cases with postoperative venous drainage disorder of the sylvian vein due to anatomical variations. Here we present a case of the successful removal of petroclival meningioma by the retrosigmoid intradural suprameatal approach (RISA).

    Case Presentation The patient was a 59-year-old woman with incidentally detected right petroclival meningioma. Although she had no neurological deficit, the tumor manifested with gradual growth on annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during an 8-year follow-up. Three-dimensional computed tomography venography (3D–CTV) revealed sphenobasal type of the sylvian vein throughout the lateral side of the foramen ovale. Because the suprameatal tubercle was an obstacle to observe the Meckel's cave, RISA was selected for complete tumor excision. RISA could provide an excellent operative field around the Meckel's cave to confirm the remnant tumor. Postoperative MRI showed no evidence of the tumor, and the patient was discharged without any neurological deficit.

    Conclusion RISA can provide a favorable operative field for petroclival meningioma, particularly for cases with high risk of postoperative complications related to the sylvian vein.

    The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/cfci_zk0StU.


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    Fig. 1 Pre- and postoperative imaging. (A) Preoperative gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted imaging (Gd-T1-WI) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) presenting with right petroclival meningioma. (B) Postoperative Gd-T1WI of MRI showing no evidence of the tumor.
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    Fig. 2 Intraoperative view. (A) Exposure of the suprameatal tubercle after lateral suboccipital craniotomy. (B) The operative field after tumor removal, presenting a favorable view around the Meckel's cave.

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    Conflict of Interest

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    Address for correspondence

    Hiroaki Motegi, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15 West 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8638
    Japan   

      
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    Fig. 1 Pre- and postoperative imaging. (A) Preoperative gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted imaging (Gd-T1-WI) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) presenting with right petroclival meningioma. (B) Postoperative Gd-T1WI of MRI showing no evidence of the tumor.
    Zoom Image
    Fig. 2 Intraoperative view. (A) Exposure of the suprameatal tubercle after lateral suboccipital craniotomy. (B) The operative field after tumor removal, presenting a favorable view around the Meckel's cave.