Factors Leading to a Poor Functional Outcome in Spinal Meningioma Surgery: Remarks on 173 Cases.

@article{Raco2017FactorsLT,
  title={Factors Leading to a Poor Functional Outcome in Spinal Meningioma Surgery: Remarks on 173 Cases.},
  author={Antonino Raco and Alessandro Pesce and Giada Toccaceli and Maurizio Domenicucci and Massimo Miscusi and Roberto Delfini},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={
          602-609
        }
}
BACKGROUND Spinal meningiomas are common spinal tumors, in most cases benign and with a good surgical prognosis. However, specific location, infiltration of spinal cord, vascular encasement, or spinal root involvement can bring a less favorable prognosis. OBJECTIVE To correlate these data with clinical/functional outcome. METHODS Two hundred twenty-four consecutive patients with spinal meningiomas treated from 1976 to 2013 in our institution were analyzed; among these, 51 were excluded for… CONTINUE READING