Giant Intracranial and Extracranial Meningioma of the Falx Cerebri: Surgical Management and Case Report


Meningiomas are usually benign growths that rarely invade the substance of the brain, thus presenting the potential for curative surgery. Their sometimes difficult locations and propensity to recur if not completely excised represent formidable problems for the patient and the neurologic surgeon. This report describes a case of giant intracranial and extracranial meningioma of the falx cerebri. The tumor had displaced the anterior third of the superior sagittal sinusand a massive extracranial protrusion was eroding the calvarium, left supraorbital rim, frontal sinus and the left maxillary sinus. We present the surgical approach.

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Rojas-Marroquín, A. , Palencia, H. , Curán, A. and Ramírez, L. (2015) Giant Intracranial and Extracranial Meningioma of the Falx Cerebri: Surgical Management and Case Report. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 5, 88-92. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2015.53015.

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