Successful removal of meningioma of the pineal region after embolization

Masachika Sagoh, Satoshi Onozuka, Hideki Murakami, Yuichi Hirose

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Abstract

A 69-year-old female presented with a meningioma of the pineal region manifesting as gait disturbance and mental dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a homogeneously well-enhanced circumscribed round mass of about 5 cm in diameter in the pineal region. Angiography demonstrated that the tumor was fed mainly by the bilateral middle meningeal arteries (MMAs), and preoperative intravascular embolization was performed through the bilateral MMAs using estrogen-alcohol and polyvinyl acetate. The tumor was very soft and easily totally resected via the right occipital transtentorial approach. Preoperative embolization is a very useful technique to facilitate removal of deep-seated tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-855
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologia Medico-Chirurgica
Volume37
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-1997
Externally publishedYes

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Meningioma
Meningeal Arteries
Neoplasms
Gait
Angiography
Estrogens
Alcohols
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Sagoh, Masachika ; Onozuka, Satoshi ; Murakami, Hideki ; Hirose, Yuichi. / Successful removal of meningioma of the pineal region after embolization. In: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica. 1997 ; Vol. 37, No. 11. pp. 852-855.
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Sagoh, M, Onozuka, S, Murakami, H & Hirose, Y 1997, 'Successful removal of meningioma of the pineal region after embolization', Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 852-855.

Successful removal of meningioma of the pineal region after embolization. / Sagoh, Masachika; Onozuka, Satoshi; Murakami, Hideki; Hirose, Yuichi.

In: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica, Vol. 37, No. 11, 01.11.1997, p. 852-855.

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