Secretory meningiomas: a benign subgroup causing life-threatening complications.

  title={Secretory meningiomas: a benign subgroup causing life-threatening complications.},
  author={Jan Regelsberger and Christian Hagel and Pedram Emami and Thorsten Ries and Oliver Heese and Manfred Westphal},
  volume={11 6},
While meningiomas are known as slow-growing extracerebral neoplasms, the subgroup of secretory meningiomas with histologically benign characteristics tend to cause disproportional peritumoral edema, frequently leading to severe medical and neurological complications in postoperative management. Among 1,484 meningiomas that were resected at our institution between 1990 and 2007, 44 (3%) patients were found to have the histological diagnosis of a secretory meningioma. The clinical course… CONTINUE READING