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Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Apr;11(4):545-56. doi: 10.1586/ern.11.29.

Pre-operative intracranial meningioma embolization.

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Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University Medical Center, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA. jae2109@columbia.edu

Abstract

Pre-operative embolization is a routinely utilized therapeutic adjunct to the resection of hypervascular lesions of the head and neck. In particular, pre-operative cerebral angiography and tumor embolization has become standard practice at many centers in the management of select intracranial meningiomas. However, controversy remains regarding its specific indications and clinical utility. In this article, we examine the principles of meningioma embolization, emphasizing the indications, risks and benefits associated with its use in the pre-operative setting.

PMID:
21469927
DOI:
10.1586/ern.11.29
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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