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Intracranial meningiomas: II. Diagnosis and treatment.

06:00 EDT 23rd July 2011 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Intracranial meningiomas: II. Diagnosis and treatment."

INTRODUCTION. Meningiomas are the most frequent group of intracranial tumours. In most cases, they are histologically benign tumours, although the fact that they may be located in anatomical areas that are difficult to reach with surgical techniques often means that their treatment must be complemented with oncological therapies. AIMS. To update our current knowledge about the diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options available for intracranial meningiomas, so as to have the latest information on this subject. DEVELOPMENT. The study involves a review of the literature that covers aspects related to the different complementary diagnostic techniques and the alternative methods of treatment. CONCLUSIONS. Magnetic resonance imaging, in all its different sequences, is the preferred diagnostic technique, since it allows 100% intracranial meningiomas to be diagnosed. Although surgery is the preferred treatment technique in most cases, radiotherapy, in its different modes, is an essential therapeutic tool, both as a complement to surgery and as the first choice.

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Hospital Clinico de Santiago de Compostela, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, Espana.

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Name: Revista de neurologia
ISSN: 1576-6578
Pages: 226-32

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