Meningiomas of the lateral ventricles. A review of 10 cases

Gelabert-González, M.; García-Allut, A.; Bandín-Diéguez, J.; Serramito-García, R.; Martínez-Rumbo, R.
October 2008
Revista Neurocirugia;2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p427
Academic Journal
Background. Intraventricular meningiomas are rare tumours that represent about 2% of all intracranial meningiomas, and represent one of the most challenging problems in neurosurgery. They are located deep within the brain and often are sizable and highly vascular. We report on a series of 10 meningiomas of the lateral ventricles treated at our institution during the last 28 years. Patients. Ten patients (6 women, 4 men; mean age 41.6 yrs) were admitted to our medical center between 1978-2005 with meningioma of the lateral ventricles. Headache was the first symptom in 8 cases and ocular signs were present in 5 patients. Results. Seven tumours were located in the right ventricle (70%) ranging in size from 2-8 cm, with 7 tumours larger than 3 cm in diameter. Nine patients underwent surgery with total excision in 8 cases and subtotal in the other; the remaining patient only received radiosurgery. Conclusions. Total resection is the gold standard for treatment which was possible in all but one of the cases undergoing surgery.


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