JCM, Vol. 12, Pages 1068: Primary Stereotactic Radiosurgery Provides Favorable Tumor Control for Intraventricular Meningioma: A Retrospective Analysis

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JCM, Vol. 12, Pages 1068: Primary Stereotactic Radiosurgery Provides Favorable Tumor Control for Intraventricular Meningioma: A Retrospective Analysis

Journal of Clinical Medicine doi: 10.3390/jcm12031068

Authors: Motoyuki Umekawa Yuki Shinya Hirotaka Hasegawa Atsuto Katano Nobuhito Saito

The surgical resection of intraventricular meningiomas (IVMs) remains challenging because of their anatomically deep locations and proximity to vital structures, resulting in non-negligible morbidity and mortality rates. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a safe and effective treatment option, providing durable tumor control for benign brain tumors, but its outcomes for IVMs have rarely been reported. Therefore, the goal of the present study was to evaluate the SRS outcomes for IVMs at our institution. This retrospective observational study included 11 patients with 12 IVMs with a median follow-up period of 52 months (range, 3–353 months) treated with SRS using the Leksell Gamma Knife. Nine (75%) tumors were located in the trigone of the lateral ventricle, two (17%) in the body of the lateral ventricle, and one (8%) in the third ventricle. Tumor control was achieved in all cases, and seven (55%) decreased in size. Post-SRS perifocal edema was observed in four (37%; three asymptomatic and one symptomatic but transient) patients, all of which were resolved by the last follow-up. SRS appears to provide safe and excellent tumor control for IVMs. A longer follow-up with a larger number of cases is desired for a more solid conclusion.

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