Appropriate interval between embolization and surgery in patients with meningioma.

@article{Kai2002AppropriateIB,
  title={Appropriate interval between embolization and surgery in patients with meningioma.},
  author={Yutaka Kai and Jun-ichiro Hamada and Motohiro Morioka and Shigetoshi Yano and Tatemi Todaka and Yukitaka Ushio},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          139-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The best time for surgery after embolization of meningiomas remains unclear. We used the tumor-softening effect of embolization to determine this time. METHODS Forty-two patients with intracranial meningiomas that received more than 50% of their blood supply from the external carotid artery underwent embolization before surgery. The interval between embolization and surgery and the tumor consistency at the time of surgery were recorded. The interval between embolization… CONTINUE READING

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