Gross total resection of skull base meningiomas poses a surgical challenge due to their proximity to neurovascular structures. Once the gold standard therapy for skull base meningiomas, microsurgery has been gradually replaced by or used in combination with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). This review surveys the safety and efficacy of SRS in the treatment of cranial base meningiomas including 36 articles from 1991 to 2010. SRS produces excellent tumor control with low morbidity rates compared with surgery alone for asymptomatic small skull base meningiomas, patients with risk factors precluding conventional surgery, and as adjuvant therapy for recurrent or residual lesions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base|
|State||Published - Jun 2014|
- skull base
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology