Petroclival meningiomas: is radical resection always the best option?

  title={Petroclival meningiomas: is radical resection always the best option?},
  author={J. Zentner and Bernhard Meyer and Uwe Vieweg and Claus Herberhold and Johannes Schramm},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={62 4},
BACKGROUND The surgical management of petroclival meningiomas is, despite the invaluable technical achievements in the past decade, still burdened by a high operative morbidity. It seems doubtful whether radical surgical removal should always be the primary goal in those lesions as advocated until very recently. METHODS A series was critically analysed and the literature discussed to elucidate criteria for a different attitude. Between 1990 and 1995 a total of 19 patients harbouring… CONTINUE READING