Management of petroclival meningiomas: a review of the development of current therapy.

@article{Maurer2014ManagementOP,
  title={Management of petroclival meningiomas: a review of the development of current therapy.},
  author={Adrian J. Maurer and Sam Safavi-Abbasi and Ahmed A. Cheema and Chad A. Glenn and Michael E. Sughrue},
  journal={Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base},
  year={2014},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={358-67}
}
The surgical management of petroclival meningioma remains challenging, due to the difficulty of accessing the region and the vital structures adjacent to the origin of these tumors. Petroclival meningiomas were originally considered largely unresectable. Until the 1970s, resection carried a 50% mortality rate, with very high rates of operative morbidity if attempted. However, in the past 40 years, advances in neuroimaging and approaches to the region were refined, and results from resection of… CONTINUE READING