Tailored Optic Unroofing for Type III Clinoidal Meningioma: Description of a Surgical Technique

Tailored Optic Unroofing for Type III Clinoidal Meningioma: Description of a Surgical Technique

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Messias Gonçalves Pacheco Junior
Division of Neurosurgery, Antônio Pedro University Hospital, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Background: Anterior clinoidal meningiomas are heterogeneous types of lesions that comprise the parasellar lesions group. Due to their close relationship with the optic nerve and internal carotid artery, they become challenging pathologies for neurosurgeons. Case Description: Female 47, presented with superior temporal quadrantanopsia on the right side. Magnetic resonance image revealed type III clinoidal meningioma on the right side. She has undergone a pterional craniotomy for an optic canal unroofing and tumor extraction. Two years of postoperative follow-up the patient underwent a campimetry, which revealed an almost complete visual improvement. Conclusion: To date, the best surgical technique has not yet been defined, so the choice of treatment and surgical technique is based on each case and on the surgeons’ experience.

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Received: Thu 03, Dec 2020
Accepted: Mon 14, Dec 2020
Published: Tue 29, Dec 2020
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© 2021 Messias Gonçalves Pacheco Junior. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.12.23