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Management of intracavernous tumours: an 11-year experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1803868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy-one patients with tumours involving the cavernous sinus (CS) were operated upon between 1979 and 1989. Fifty-four patients underwent a direct approach to the CS. The average age of these latter patients was 47 (9-69) years. The lesions included 51 benign tumours (26 meningiomas, 16 [7 invasive] pituitary adenomas, 3 trigeminal neurinomas, one chordoma, one chondroma, one craniopharyngioma, one epidermoid tumour, and one cavernous haemangioma), and 3 malignant tumours (one chondrosarcoma, one adenoid cystic carcinoma and one metastatic adenocarcinoma). Dissecting tumour away from the carotid artery was the management of choice for intracavernous tumours which involved the internal carotid artery, except when the carotid artery had already pre-operatively presented with advanced narrowing or occlusion by encasing tumour. Microsurgical technique facilitated dissection and preservation of the cranial nerves. Patients treated radically by direct CS surgery had improvement of their symptoms and signs more frequently than those patients treated by subtotal tumour removal. However, operative complications in direct CS surgery were higher than in subtotal tumour removal without CS entry.
A Sepehrnia; M Samii; M Tatagiba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum     Volume:  53     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-28     Completed Date:  1992-04-28     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140560     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma / diagnosis,  surgery
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary,  surgery*
Cavernous Sinus / pathology,  surgery*
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery
Meningioma / diagnosis,  surgery
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis,  surgery*
Neurilemmoma / diagnosis,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Pituitary Neoplasms / diagnosis,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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