Fourth ventricle meningiomas (FVMs) are rare, often misdiagnosed, lesions. To the best of our knowledge, 47 cases have been reported in the literature: we describe our series of three cases treated at our Institution, focusing on some diagnostic tips and intraoperative features of these tumours. Our three patients have a history of headache. Gait disturbances, vomiting and/or diplopia complicated the clinical picture before the referral at our Department. The operations were uneventful, and the patients fully recovered from neurological symptoms. They are free of recurrence at a median follow-up of 19 years. FVMs are rare lesions, which are difficult to differentiate preoperatively from the much more common ependymomas. A preoperative distinction would be extremely advantageous: indeed, although both tumours share similar radiological and clinical patterns, they clearly differ as to surgical difficulty and outcome. In fact, meningiomas are comparatively easier to remove, granting better clinical results.
Fourth ventricle meningiomas: a rare entity / Pichierri, Angelo; Andrea Gennaro, Ruggeri; Morselli, Carlotta; Delfini, Roberto. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY. - ISSN 0268-8697. - 25:4(2011), pp. 454-458. [10.3109/02688697.2011.555019]
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|Titolo:||Fourth ventricle meningiomas: a rare entity|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Citazione:||Fourth ventricle meningiomas: a rare entity / Pichierri, Angelo; Andrea Gennaro, Ruggeri; Morselli, Carlotta; Delfini, Roberto. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY. - ISSN 0268-8697. - 25:4(2011), pp. 454-458. [10.3109/02688697.2011.555019]|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|