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OBJECTIVE Olfactory groove meningiomas account for 8 to 13% of all intracranial meningiomas. Surgical removal is often performed through the bifrontal, unilateral subfrontal (frontolateral), or pterional approach. We report on the clinical outcome and recurrence rate after surgical treatment of olfactory groove meningiomas in our neurosurgical department.(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculum sellae meningiomas present a special challenge because of their proximity to arteries of the anterior circulation, anterior visual pathways, and the hypothalamus. The authors report on the clinical outcome after surgical treatment of tuberculum sellae meningiomas in our neurosurgical department. METHODS A retrospective study was(More)
OBJECTIVE The concept of neurovascular decompression for the treatment of hemifacial spasm is now widely accepted. In this study, we report our long-term results for 145 cases treated with this procedure. METHODS The results of 145 microvascular decompressions to treat hemifacial spasm (performed between 1980 and 1998) among 143 patients (62.2% female(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide clinical data concerning the visual outcome and recurrence rate of medial sphenoid wing meningiomas in consideration of two different subgroups of this tumor entity. METHODS Among 256 sphenoid wing meningiomas, there were 108 medial sphenoid wing meningiomas of globoid shape. They were classified into Group 1 (without cavernous sinus(More)
BACKGROUND Sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs) with osseous involvement are neurosurgically challenging because of their position within the skull base and their high rates of recurrence. Sufficient resection of these meningiomas requires extensive surgical exposure. We report on 82 patients with meningiomas infiltrating the sphenoid wing, analyzing(More)
With only four histologically proven cases in the literature, solitary skull base metastasis of thyroid carcinoma is extremely rare. Having treated another patient harboring a lesion with osseous destruction in the petroclival region and downward soft tissue extension we analyzed this case in conjunction with previous reports. In contrast to parenchymal(More)
BACKGROUND Primary intraventricular meningiomas are notably rare with an incidence of 0.5 to 3% among all intracranial meningiomas. We present a series of 16 patients with histologically verified intraventricular meningiomas, the clinical and neuroradiological findings, and surgical results. METHODS The charts of the patients including surgical records,(More)
The authors describe the first case of an intracranial transition of a melanocytoma into a primary malignant melanoma within a short time. A 37-year-old woman presented with progressive brainstem syndrome due to a tumor, originally diagnosed and treated 12 years earlier, that extended from the petroclival area to the anterior craniocervical junction. The(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to describe the symptomatology, radiological features, and surgical treatment of patients with cavernous angiomas within the internal auditory canal (IAC). METHODS The authors reviewed the cases of seven patients with cavernous angiomas in the IAC that had been surgically treated in the 22-year period between 1983 and(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate experimentally, factors determining the navigation accuracy of the MKM navigation system by Zeiss. The MKM consists of an operating microscope mounted to a six-axis motor-driven robot arm and an alpha-workstation. The image-guided surgery device provides navigation information based on calculation of the(More)