Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Intracranial Meningiomas

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2023 Jul;34(3):455-462. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2023 Apr 7.


Meningiomas are thought to originate from the meningothelial cells of the arachnoid mater and are the most common primary brain tumor in adults. Histologically confirmed meningiomas occur with an incidence of 9.12/100,000 population and account for 39% of all primary brain tumors and 54.5% of all non-malignant brain tumors. Risk factors for meningioma include age 65 years and older, female gender, African-American race, history of exposure to head and neck ionizing radiation, and certain genetic disorders such as neurofibromatosis II. Intracranial meningiomas are the most commonly benign, WHO Grade I neoplasms. Atypical and anaplastic are considered malignant lesions.

Keywords: Complications; Meningioma; Outcomes; Radiosurgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Neoplasms* / radiotherapy
  • Brain Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Meningeal Neoplasms* / radiotherapy
  • Meningeal Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Meningioma* / radiotherapy
  • Meningioma* / surgery
  • Radiosurgery* / adverse effects
  • Treatment Outcome