ANATOMICAL LOCALIZATION OF ATYPICAL MENINGIOMAS: OUR EXPERIENCE ON 81 PATIENTS
Objective: this study aims to assess a possible relationship between the tumor location and the incidence of atypical meningiomas (AMs). Material and methods: from 2010 to 2017, 81 patients with AMs underwent surgical resection. The collected data included: patient age, gender, tumor location, dural venous sinus invasion and tumor laterality (right-left). Results: out of the total of 81 patients with AMs, 45 (55.5%) were female patients and 36 (44.5%) were male patients. The male to female ratio was 1:1.3. The mean age of patients who underwent surgery was 62.1 years. There were identified 61 (75.3%) non-skull base meningiomas and 20 (24.6%) skull base meningiomas. Out of the non-skull base meningiomas, the most frequent ones were located at convexity (41.9%) and parasagittal/falcine (32%). Dural venous sinus invasion was reported as present in 18 (22.2%) patients and as absent in 63 (77.7%) patients. Conclusions: AMs are more frequently reported in the cerebral convexity than in the skull base.
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