Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 5
Large Medial Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas: Long-Term Outcome and Correlation with Tumor Size after Microsurgical Treatment in 127 Consecutive Cases
Ding-yang LIU, Xian-rui YUAN, Qing LIU, Xin-jun JIANG, Wei-Xi JIANG, Ze-feng PENG, Xi-ping DING, Duan-wu LUO, Jian YUAN
Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, The Institute of Skull Base Surgery and Neurooncology at Hunan, Department of Neurosurgery, Changsha, Hunan, China DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5142-11.1 AIM: We present the long-term outcomes as well as their correlation with tumor size in 127 consecutive patients harboring large MSWM after microsurgical treatment.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The retrospective analysis of clinical data and follow-up data of 127 microsurgical treated patients with MSWM was performed. The mean maximum diameter of tumors was 5.2cm (ranged 1.5-10.0cm).

RESULTS: 104 cases (81.9%) achieved gross total resection. There was no operative mortality. Detailed follow-up data was available in 120 cases for a mean duration of 81.6 months (12-216 months). The permanent morbidity was 14.2%. The mean KPS score 1 year after surgery was 90.6 (ranged 60-100). Among 74 patients of preoperative visual acuity (VA) impairment, postoperative VA improved in 42 cases (56.8%), unchanged in 30 (40.5%), and deteriorated in 2 (2.7%). MR images revealed tumor recurrence after total resection in 10 cases (10.2%) and tumor progression after subtotal resection in 10 cases (45.5%).

CONCLUSION: Tumor recurrence was the major risk in the long run, thus the initial surgery was extremely important and hence should be aggressive. The size of tumor affected the extent of tumor removal determining clinical outcomes including VA improvement and KPS score immediately after surgery; however, it was not correlated with long-term overall outcomes. Keywords : Medial sphenoid wing meningiomas, Tumor size, Tumor recurrence, Functional outcome

Corresponding author : Xian-rui Yuan, xry69@163.com