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Microsurgery on foramen magnum meningioma with suboccipital extend lateral approach
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Pages: 634-636
Year: Issue:  6
Journal: JOURNAL OF PEKING UNIVERSITY(HEALTH SCIENCES)

Keyword:  Foramen magnumMeningiomaMicrosurgery;
Abstract: To analyze which factors influence the operative outcome, and compare advantages and disadvantages of relative surgical approaches. Methods: Eleven cases with the foramen magnum meningioma were operated by using posterior approach with lateral extension. Results: Complete removal of the tumor was performed in 7 patients (7/11,64%), subtotal resection in 2 cases (2/11,18% ) and partial resection in 2 cases (2/11,18%). There were no operative death and significant complication. Conclusion: The posterior approach with lateral enlargement is sufficient to expose and remove foramen magnum tumors without expensive bone resection.
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