Elderly Patients with Intracranial Meningioma: Surgical Considerations in 228 Patients with a Comprehensive Analysis of the Literature.


Ekşi M. Ş. , Canbolat C., Akbas A., Ozmen B. B. , Akpinar E., Usseli M. İ. , ...More

World neurosurgery, vol.132, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.08.150
  • Title of Journal : World neurosurgery

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Improved life expectancy and advanced diagnostic tools including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have increased the awareness and diagnosis of intracranial meningiomas in the elderly population. The risk/benefit ratio of surgery in elderly patients with intracranial meningioma has not been clearly defined because of the lack of objective measurement tools. We aimed to understand the risk factors associated with postsurgical outcomes and how these risk factors affected postsurgical outcomes in elderly patients with intracranial meningioma.