Meningiomas: Risk Factors, Treatment Options and Outcomes


Daniel Figueroa (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED056000

Meningiomas are highly vascularized, extra-axial central nervous system (CNS) tumors that derive blood supply from both extracranial and intracranial circulations. This book reviews risk factors, treatment options and outcomes of meningiomas. Chapter One discusses the pathology and clinical characteristics of meningiomas. Chapter Two reviews and discusses recent risk factors of meningioma development. Chapter Three provides an updated analysis of the current practice of meningioma embolization in the 21st century, as it pertains to practicing clinicians. Chapter Four reviews the current evidence for use of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in the management of cranial meningiomas, discusses technical issues, and explains the indications for use of LITT in the treatment of meningioma. The remaining chapters discuss how to select elderly patients for meningioma surgery, different treatment options, and clinical factors contributing to optimal surgical outcome for the elderly. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Meningiomas: Pathology and Clinical Characteristics
Tomaz Velnar (Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 2. Risk Factors of Meningioma
Myung Hoon Han and Choong Hyun Kim (Department of Neurosurgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Gyonggi-do, Korea)

Chapter 3. Preoperative Embolization of Intracranial Meningiomas
Christopher S. Hong, Eric C. Peterson, Dileep R. Yavagal, Dale Ding, Samir Sur, Ricardo J. Komotar, Michael E. Ivan, and Robert M. Starke (Department of Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Application of Laser Interstitial Thermal Ablation in the Management of Meningiomas
Roberto Jose Diaz, Gregory W. Basil, Robert M. Starke, Michael E. Ivan, Ricardo J. Komotar (Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Meningiomas in the Elderly, How to Select the Surgical Patient
J. Diaz Molina, G. Zabalo, J.L. Thenier, I. Zazpe, R. Ortega, A. Vázquez, J.C. García, and E. Portillo (University Hospital Complex of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6. Surgical Treatment of Meningiomas in the Elderly
Christopher Miller and Roukoz Chamoun (The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, USA)

Chapter 7. Surgical Treatment for Intracranial Meningioma in the Elderly
Michael T.C. Poon and Gilberto Ka Kit Leung (The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK, and others)


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