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GELABERT-GONZALEZ, M. et al. Meningiomas of the lateral ventricles: A review of 10 cases. Neurocirugía [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.5, pp.427-433. ISSN 1130-1473.

Background. Intraventricular meningiomas are rare tumours that represent about 2% of all intracranial meningiomas, and represent one of the most challenging problems in neurosurgery. They are located deep within the brain and often are sizable and highly vascular. We report on a series of 10 meningiomas of the lateral ventricles treated at our institution during the last 28 years. Patients. Ten patients (6 women, 4 men; mean age 41.6 yrs) were admitted to our medical center between 1978-2005 with meningioma of the lateral ventricles. Headache was the first symptom in 8 cases and ocular signs were present in 5 patients. Results. Seven tumours were located in the right ventricle (70%) ranging in size from 2-8 cm, with 7 tumours larger than 3 cm in diameter. Nine patients underwent surgery with total excision in 8 cases and subtotal in the other; the remaining patient only received radiosurgery. Conclusions. Total resection is the gold standard for treatment which was possible in all but one of the cases undergoing surgery.

Palavras-chave : Brain tumours; Intraventricular meningiomas; Lateral ventricle; Surgical approaches; Surgical treatment.

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