Clinical Neuroscience

[Prognostic factors of surgically treated spinal meningeomas and long-term surgical outcomes ]

CZIGLÉCZKI Gábor1,2, NÉMETH Fanni2, BERÉNYI György1,2, BANCZEROWSKI Péter1,2

MARCH 30, 2019

Clinical Neuroscience - 2019;72(03-04)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18071/isz.72.0093

[Introduction, the aim of article - The spinal meningeomas are one of the most common types of spinal tumors. In the treatment of spinal meningeomas, the surgical removal is the gold standard method. There are many factors that have impacts on surgical outcomes such as age, preoperative neurological condition, the extent of resection and histological grade. The aim of our article is to analyze surgical experiences, prognostic features and long-term surgical outcomes of spinal meningeomas. Patients and methods - Retrospective database of surgically treated patients with spinal meningeomas between 2008 and 2016 was made in the National Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Budapest, Hungary. Demographic data, preoperative neurological symptoms, radiological discrepancies, pathological results (histology, grade), types of treatments and postoperative results were examined. All of our patients were followed clinically and radiologically in the postoperative courses. Results - All of the 153 patients were surgically treated. We have examined 112 women and 41 men. The average age of the patients was 65.5 years. In 98.7% of the cases, the postoperative control examinations (postoperative 6th week) showed a significant improvement in sensorial and motorial functions. The neurological improvements were evident right after the surgeries. In 2 cases (1.30%), no changes were observed in the preoperative symptoms. Recurrence was noticed in 4 cases (2.61%). Conclusion - According to our results, the spinal meningeomas can be sufficiently treated with early diagnosis and total surgical removal. Most of the patients become asymptomatic and the rate of recurrence is quite low.]

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  1. Országos Klinikai Idegtudományi Intézet, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, Idegsebészeti Tanszék, Budapest

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