Female gender and exogenous progesterone exposition as risk factors for spheno-orbital meningiomas

  title={Female gender and exogenous progesterone exposition as risk factors for spheno-orbital meningiomas},
  author={Caroline Apra and Paul Roblot and Abdu Alkhayri and Caroline Le Gu{\'e}rinel and Marc Polivka and Dorian Chauvet},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
  pages={101 - 95}
The great heterogeneity of meningiomas is challenging and we need to distinguish relevant subgroups. Spheno-orbital osteomeningiomas (SOOM) constitute a clinically specific entity, with slow-growing benign osteo-meningiomatous tumors, which recur after surgery in one fourth of cases. Neurosurgical daily practice, supported by the literature, shows that the vast majority of patients with SOOM are women, and we explored whether their epidemiological and hormonal profiles suggest a progesterone… 

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