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Trigeminal neurology meningioma

Alaa S Montaser, Alexandre B Todeschini, Juan M Revuelta Barbero, Mostafa Shahein, E Antonio Chiocca, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
A 50-year-old female with an incidentally diagnosed suprasellar lesion was initially managed conservatively due to the presence of an intrasellar persistent trigeminal artery going through the dorsum sellae and fundamentally forming the blood supply of the entire posterior circulation. Serial follow-up brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed progressive enlargement of the suprasellar lesion over 4 years period. Surgery was indicated after the initial tumor growth; however, the patient refused surgery for fear of complications related to the persistent trigeminal artery...
April 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
H L Sun, S L Cui, L Liu, H Q Jiang, X J Zhang, J W Wang
Objective: To classify different causes of cavernous sinus lesion in patients with ophthalmoplegia and analyze their clinical and imaging features. Methods: We confirmed the etiological diagnosis of 137 hospitalized ophthalmoplegia patients with cavernous sinus lesion retrospectively from January 2005 to January 2014 in the Department of Neurology of Beijing Tongren Hospital.The diagnosis was made according to clinical feature, laboratory test, imaging studies and pathology.The clinical data of these patients were analyzed and compared among different groups...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Zjiwar H A Sadik, Suan Te Lie, Sieger Leenstra, Patrick E J Hanssens
OBJECTIVE Petroclival meningiomas (PCMs) can cause devastating clinical symptoms due to mass effect on cranial nerves (CNs); thus, patients harboring these tumors need treatment. Many neurosurgeons advocate for microsurgery because removal of the tumor can provide relief or result in symptom disappearance. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is often an alternative for surgery because it can cause tumor shrinkage with improvement of symptoms. This study evaluates qualitative volumetric changes of PCM after primary GKRS and its impact on clinical symptoms...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Aldo Berti, Michelle Granville, Xiaodong Wu, David Huang, James G Schwade, Robert E Jacobson
Trigeminal neuralgia is a known symptom of the tumors and aberrant vessels near the trigeminal nerve and the tentorial notch. There are very few reports of delayed development of trigeminal neuralgia after radiosurgical treatment of a tumor in these areas. This is a case report of a patient treated with radiosurgery for radiation induced meningiomas, 30 years after childhood whole brain radiation. The largest tumor was adjacent to the pons and left trigeminal nerve but did not cause any direct neurologic symptoms or facial pain...
August 30, 2017: Curēus
Katherine A McVeigh, Morag Adams, Richard Harrad, Rebecca Ford
Trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS) is a condition whereby persistent facial ulceration presents consequent to central or peripheral insult to the trigeminal nerve. Lesions are created by repetitive self-inflicted manipulation and trauma of dysaesthetic skin within the trigeminal dermatome. We discuss four cases with aetiologies varied from presumed microvascular compromise to resection of cerebral meningioma, cerebrovascular accident, and herpes zoster ophthalmicus. We discuss the management of the under-recognised associated periocular skin ulcerations that result from physical manipulation of dysesthic skin and prove to be persistent and challenging to treat...
February 2018: Orbit
Or Cohen-Inbar, Athreya Tata, Shayan Moosa, Cheng-Chia Lee, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Parasellar meningiomas tend to invade the suprasellar, cavernous sinus, and petroclival regions, encroaching on adjacent neurovascular structures. As such, they prove difficult to safely and completely resect. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has played a central role in the treatment of parasellar meningiomas. Evaluation of tumor control rates at this location using simplified single-dimension measurements may prove misleading. The authors report the influence of SRS treatment parameters and the timing and volumetric changes of benign WHO Grade I parasellar meningiomas after SRS on long-term outcome...
February 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
H Z Duan, Y Zhang, L Li, J Y Zhang, Z Q Yi, S D Bao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanism, clinical features, and prognosis of Trigemino-cardiac reflex (TCR) during skull base operations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 291 patients with skull base disease from Jan. 2009 to Oct. 2015 in Peking University First Hospital. By reviewing the patients' operative data and anaesthetic electrical record, and we picked out all the patients who suffered from TCR during the operation and analyzed their surgical procedures, clinical features, influence factors, and prognosis...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Srinivas Chivukula, Won Kim, Xiaoyi Zhuo, Stephen Tenn, Tania Kaprealian, Antonio DeSalles, Nader Pouratian
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which surgery and radiation elicit pain relief in trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to mass lesions vary widely. We aimed to evaluate the outcomes of radiation to the nerve rather than to the lesion in the treatment of secondary TN. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent radiation at the University of California, Los Angeles for TN secondary to tumors. The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) pain score was used to evaluate pain outcomes...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Alfiki, M Fathy Adel, M Fm Alsawy, M Fouad Al-Dash, Mostafa Zein, Sameh M Amin, Hieder Al-Shami, Arundhati Biswas
BACKGROUND: Radiosurgery seems to be a very appealing option for patients having a small petrous apex meningioma and presenting with trigeminal neuralgia, presumably because of the lower risk and cost involved. The aim of this study was to analyze the results of our surgical series of petrous apex meningioma presenting with trigeminal neuralgia, and to determine the efficacy of neurosurgical treatment with regard to pain control. The procedure-related complication and morbidity rates were also evaluated...
September 2016: Neurology India
Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Jonathan J Russin, Robert F Spetzler
AIM: To present a review of the contemporary surgical management of skull base tumors. BACKGROUND: Over the last two decades, the treatment of skull base tumors has evolved from observation, to partial resection combined with other therapy modalities, to gross total resection and no adjuvant treatment with good surgical results and excellent clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature review of current surgical strategies and management of skull base tumors was performed and complemented with the experience of Barrow Neurological Institute...
July 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Kyung Rae Cho, Min Ho Lee, Yong Seok Im, Doo-Sik Kong, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee
BACKGROUND: Investigate the clinical outcomes of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) in patients with benign intracranial lesions and accompanying trigeminal neuralgia (TN). METHODS: From February 2002 to November 2011, 50 patients (11 males, 39 females) underwent GKS for intracranial lesions accompanied by TN. Pathological diagnoses included meningioma in 30 patients, vestibular schwannoma in 11, trigeminal schwannoma in 7, epidermoid cyst in 1, and arteriovenous malformation in 1...
April 4, 2016: Headache
Marta Fernández-Matarrubia, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, María-Luz Cuadrado
BACKGROUND: To date, no symptomatic forms of epicrania fugax (EF) have been reported. Here, we describe the first EF-type pain to be probably caused by an underlying disorder. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old woman started suffering from left V1-V2 trigeminal neuralgia at 72 years of age. Neurologic examination was normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a left middle sphenoid wing meningioma compressing the left trigeminal nerve medially. After trying several neuromodulators, she received stereotactic radiotherapy...
December 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
R Aboukais, N-X Bonne, M Baroncini, F Zairi, S Schapira, C Vincent, J-P Lejeune
INTRODUCTION: Neurofibromatosis type 2 is characterized by the presence of bilateral vestibular schwannomas. However, other nervous system tumors may also occur. Therefore, the management of NF2 patients is complex and requires a multidisciplinary discussion in a specialized center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All recent articles concerning tumors other than vestibular schwannoma in NF2 disease were reviewed, using PubMed databases. RESULTS: Intracranial meningiomas occur in 50% of NF2 patients, and are often multiple...
June 9, 2015: Neuro-Chirurgie
Shyamal C Bir, Tabitha Ward, Papireddy Bollam, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE: Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has emerged as an important therapeutic alternative for different intracranial lesions. We have reviewed our institution's first 1,000 cases of radiosurgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review (2000-2013) of 1,017 radiosurgeries in 911 patients with various intracranial lesions including vestibular schwannoma (82), meningioma (136), metastatic brain tumors (298), astrocytoma (49), pituitary adenoma (92), arteriovenous malformation (85) and trigeminal neuralgia (169)...
March 2015: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
Yasuhiko Hayashi, Masayuki Iwato, Daisuke Kita, Katsuyoshi Miyashita, Tomokazu Yoshizaki, Jun-ichiro Hamada
A 42-year-old woman presented with right oculomotor, abducens, and trigeminal palsy. Neuroimaging revealed a small lesion in the right cavernous sinus mimicking meningioma. Because the symptoms gradually worsened, the patient underwent an endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for tumor biopsy. Histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Before and after the operation, no evidence of other primary lesions could be detected. The patient was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...
2014: Turkish Neurosurgery
Naoki Otani, Kojiro Wada, Yasushi Kobayashi, Kohsuke Kumagai, Hideaki Ueno, Hideo Osada, Yasuaki Nakao, Takuji Yamamoto, Kentaro Mori
OBJECTIVE: Surgical treatment of paraclinoid tumors adjacent to important anatomical structures, such as the optic nerve, optic chiasm, pituitary stalk, and internal carotid artery, should emphasize maximum resection and preservation of visual function. Thus, early localization and exposure of the optic nerve, and complete mobilization and decompression of the optic nerve and internal carotid artery, are necessary in order to prevent intraoperative neurovascular injuries. However, this technique requires wide exposure of the optic-carotid space through the interpeduncular cistern...
October 2014: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Venelin M Gerganov, Mario Giordano, Erck Elolf, Almarzooq Osamah, Samii Amir, Samii Madjid
OBJECT: Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) occurring after radiosurgical treatment of cerebellopontine or petroclival tumors may be very difficult to control. Our aim was to determine the efficacy of neurosurgical treatment in regards to pain control and to evaluate the procedure-related complication and morbidity rates. METHODS: Retrospective study of a series of operated patients with radiosurgery-induced TGN. The primary goal of the surgery was to inspect and decompress the trigeminal nerve; the second goal was to remove the tumor remnant completely, if safely feasible...
July 2014: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Sebastião Francisco Miranda Correa, Gustavo Nader Marta, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: The tumor removal of Cavernous Sinus Meningiomas usually results in severe neurological deficits. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and fractionated Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) are advanced modalities of radiotherapy for treatment of patients with inoperable and symptomatic CSMs. The authors evaluated the long term symptomatology, the image findings, and the toxicity of patients with CSMs treated with SRS or SRT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1994 to 2009, 89 patients with symptomatic CSMs were treated with SRS or SRT...
2014: Radiation Oncology
Daniel G de Souza, Leo F S Ditzel Filho, Girma Makonnen, Matteo Zoli, Cristian Naudy, Jun Muto, Daniel M Prevedello
We present the case of a 50-year-old female with a 1-year history of right-side facial numbness, as well as an electric shock-like sensation on the right-side of the face and tongue. She was previously diagnosed with vertigo and trigeminal neuralgia. MRI was obtained showing a large right cerebellopontine angle mass. A retrosigmoid approach was performed and total removal was achieved after dissection of tumor from brainstem and cranial nerves IV, V, VI, VII and VIII. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a meningioma (WHO Grade I)...
January 2014: Neurosurgical Focus
Seong-Hyun Park, Hideyuki Kano, Ajay Niranjan, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECT: To assess the long-term outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) meningiomas, the authors retrospectively reviewed data from a 20-year experience. They evaluated progression-free survival as well as improvement, stabilization, or deterioration in clinical symptoms. METHODS: Seventy-four patients with CPA meningiomas underwent SRS involving various Gamma Knife technologies between 1990 and 2010. The most common presenting symptoms were dizziness or disequilibrium, hearing loss, facial sensory dysfunction, and headache...
March 2014: Journal of Neurosurgery
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