Symptomatology, surgical therapy and postoperative results of sphenoorbital, intraorbital-intracanalicular and optic sheath meningiomas

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 1996;65:95-8. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-9450-8_26.

Abstract

A series of 7 patients with optic sheath meningiomas, 3 intracanalicular and intraorbital, 2 intraosseus meningiomas of the sphenoid wing involving the optic canal, and 4 sphenoorbital meningiomas were reported. The choice of a surgical approach to the orbit was appropriate to the location and size of the tumour relative to the optic nerve. The most common complaints were proptosis, reduction of visual acuity and paresis of eye muscles. Patients with optic sheath meningiomas are threatened postoperatively by visual loss whereas the high recurrence rate has to be taken into consideration in cases of sphenoorbital meningiomas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Craniotomy
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / diagnosis
  • Optic Nerve Diseases / surgery*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Sphenoid Bone / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Visual Acuity / physiology