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Larger intracranial tumors require extended operating times and may be associated with increased perioperative complications. There are few reports describing the experience of resecting large meningiomas ≥5cm in a variety of locations. As a group, it remains largely unknown whether these relatively rare lesions are amenable to radical resection, and what factors influence their resectability.
Sixty-seven patients undergoing surgery for a large intracranial meningioma (≥5cm in the longest dimension) between 1998 and 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. The surgeries were performed at a single institution University of California at San Francisco. Predictors of resectability were assessed via multivariate logistical regression analysis.
Thirty-nine (58%) patients underwent gross total resection (GTR) (Simpson grades I/II). There were no cases of perioperative mortality. At last follow-up, symptoms improved in 39 (58%) patients, remained unchanged in 20 (30%), and were aggravated in 8 (12%). In the multivariate model for all large meningiomas, age>45 years [OR(95%CI);0.127 (0.026-0.616),p=0.01] and superior sagittal sinus involvement [OR(95%CI);0.160 (0.026-0.976),p=0.05] were negative predictors of GTR, while preoperative embolization [OR(95%CI);8.087(1.719-38.044),p=0.008] was positively associated with GTR. For only supratentorial meningiomas, superior sagittal sinus involvement [OR (95%CI);0.077 (0.010-0.571),p=0.01] and preoperative embolization [OR(95%CI);10.492(1.961-56.135),p=0.006] were independently associated with GTR.
This study evaluated a subset of large intracranial meningiomas ≥5cm. The results indicate that GTR can be achieved in the majority of cases with limited morbidity and mortality, where symptoms will likely improve and recurrences seldom occur. This study may provide useful insights for patients undergoing surgery for large intracranial meningiomas.
Increased growth of meningiomas during pregnancy as well as postpartum clinical regression of symptoms have been reported but remain poorly understood. A better understanding of the factors that contribute to these observations, including potential factors associated with pregnancy, could enable design of more effective adjuvant therapies.
We describe the presentation of a meningioma during the immediate postpartum period. Serial imaging demonstrated subsequent rapid decrease in size of the tumour prior to any intervention. The lesion was resected, and the tissue was subjected to immunostaining for gene products associated with pregnancy, including estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), platelet-derived growth factor receptor B (PDGFRB), fibroblastic growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR-2), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and human placental lactogen (hPL).
The lesion proved to be an atypical fibroblastic meningioma grade II (WHO). Immunostaining demonstrated significant staining for PR, PDGFRB, and FGFR-2. No specific staining for ER, EGFR, or hPL was identified.
Although clinical regression of meningioma following pregnancy is well-recognized, imaging data are much less abundant. This report provides clear clinical and imaging documentation of a meningioma associated with pregnancy. In addition, the growth factor profile of this tumour suggests the importance of PR, PDGFRB, and FGFR-2 as potential therapeutic targets.
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the choroid plexus is a rare condition and can be easily confused with meningioma.
A 61-year-old female presented with progressive neurologic deterioration and MRI findings of obstructive hydrocephalus and a homogeneously contrast enhancing 3 cm oval mass in the trigone of the left lateral ventricle.
Despite radiologic, intraoperative gross features, and frozen pathology all consistent with meningioma, the final pathology revealed metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to the choroid plexus can mimic intraventricular meningioma. We present a review of the literature and comparison of the radiological features of meningiomas and metastatic renal cell carcinoma. We also discuss the use of an under-utilized technique, the contralateral transcallosal approach, in the surgical treatment of this intraventricular lesion.
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