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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;48(3):477-90. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Petroclival meningiomas.

Author information

1
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 7209 Medical Center East South Tower, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Electronic address: jacob.b.hunter@vanderbilt.edu.
2
Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21st Avenue South, Rm T-4224 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
3
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 7209 Medical Center East South Tower, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

Abstract

Petroclival meningiomas are most commonly found in women around 50 years of age and have the general tendency to grow and affect several cranial nerves. At presentation, many patients complain of headaches, gait disturbances and cranial neuropathies. Treatment options include surgery, with a variety of surgical approaches, and or radiotherapy. Current trends support subtotal resection with postoperative radiotherapy. This review summarizes the literature of petroclival meningiomas, discussing topics including definitions, genetics, common presenting signs and symptoms, imaging characteristics, natural history, common surgical approaches, surgical outcomes, complications, and radiotherapy.

KEYWORDS:

Approaches; Complications; Meningioma; Outcomes; Petroclival; Skull base

PMID:
25863570
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2015.02.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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