Meningioma surgery in the elderly: outcome and validation of 2 proposed grading score systems.

@article{Schul2012MeningiomaSI,
  title={Meningioma surgery in the elderly: outcome and validation of 2 proposed grading score systems.},
  author={David Baruch Schul and Stefan Wolf and Matthias Johannes Krammer and Julia F. Landscheidt and Andr{\`e} Tomasino and Christianto Bernardo Lumenta},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={
          555-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although population age increases, published evidence on meningioma treatment in the elderly is scarce. OBJECTIVE In order to improve selection for surgery, we investigated our patients' collective, using 2 proposed risk assessment systems, the Clinical-Radiological Grading System (CRGS) and the SKALE score (sex, Karnofsky, American Society of Anesthesiology [ASA] score, location, edema). METHODS We retrospectively assessed morbidity and mortality in 164 patients aged ≥ 65… CONTINUE READING
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