Pterional and Unifrontal Approaches for the Microsurgical Resection of Olfactory Groove Meningiomas: Experience with 61 Consecutive Patients.

Güdük M., Yener U., Sun H. I. , Hacihanefioglu M., Özduman K., Pamir M. N.

Turkish neurosurgery, vol.27, pp.707-715, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.17154-16.1
  • Journal Name: Turkish neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.707-715


AIM: Olfactory groove meningiomas make up 4 to 13% of meningiomas. The first line treatment of meningiomas is surgery, but the extent and types of approaches advised for olfactory groove meningiomas are diverse, from aggressive skull base approaches to standard or minimally invasive craniotomies and endoscopic approaches. We retrospectively reviewed our series of olfactory groove meningiomas that were operated microsurgically by standard pterional or unifrontal approaches.