Experience with 36 surgical cases of petroclival meningiomas

  title={Experience with 36 surgical cases of petroclival meningiomas},
  author={Madjid Samii and Marcos Soares Tatagiba},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
Thirty-six patients with petroclival meningiomas underwent surgery between 1978 and 1990. The tumours accounted for 13% of a total of 284 skull base meningiomas operated upon during the same time period. The most frequent neurological signs related to cranial nerve deficits, mainly of the 8th, 5th, and 7th nerves respectively. The approaches to the petroclival region were: retromastoid, pterional, subtemporal, and combined retromastoid-subtemporal. In 12 patients we used a modification of the… CONTINUE READING
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