BACKGROUND: Feasibility and safety of spheno-orbital meningioma resection by means of endoscopic-assisted transorbital route. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of the transorbital endoscopic management of selected spheno-orbital meningiomas. As secondary aims, symptom improvement and tumor volume removed were evaluated. METHODS: Retrospective chart evaluation of patients with spheno-orbital meningiomas treated by means of endoscopic transorbital superior eyelid approach in 3 referral centers over the last 4 yr. RESULTS: Fourteen cases were included in this study. In 4 patients, the transorbital endoscopic approach was combined with an endonasal route.Mean age was 51 andmaleto- female ratio was 1:6. In 8 patients (57.1%), an intraorbital involvement was observed, 3 of them (21.4%) showed significant intraconal disease. No patient presented significant cavernous sinus infiltration. Main presenting symptoms were proptosis, diplopia, and visual impairment in 14, 6, and 6 patients, respectively. Mean proptosis improvement was 2 mm (standard deviation 2.3). We observed no major postoperative complications. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary clinical experience seems to demonstrate that selected spheno-orbital meningiomas can be safely managed by means of an endoscopic transorbital route through a superior eyelid approach. Patients with orbital or cavernous sinus infiltration are at highest risk of persistence.

Endoscopic transorbital superior eyelid approach for the management of selected spheno-orbital meningiomas: Preliminary experience

Dallan I.;Sellari-Franceschini S.;de Notaris M.;Fiacchini G.;Fiorini F. R.;Battaglia P.;
2018-01-01

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BACKGROUND: Feasibility and safety of spheno-orbital meningioma resection by means of endoscopic-assisted transorbital route. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of the transorbital endoscopic management of selected spheno-orbital meningiomas. As secondary aims, symptom improvement and tumor volume removed were evaluated. METHODS: Retrospective chart evaluation of patients with spheno-orbital meningiomas treated by means of endoscopic transorbital superior eyelid approach in 3 referral centers over the last 4 yr. RESULTS: Fourteen cases were included in this study. In 4 patients, the transorbital endoscopic approach was combined with an endonasal route.Mean age was 51 andmaleto- female ratio was 1:6. In 8 patients (57.1%), an intraorbital involvement was observed, 3 of them (21.4%) showed significant intraconal disease. No patient presented significant cavernous sinus infiltration. Main presenting symptoms were proptosis, diplopia, and visual impairment in 14, 6, and 6 patients, respectively. Mean proptosis improvement was 2 mm (standard deviation 2.3). We observed no major postoperative complications. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary clinical experience seems to demonstrate that selected spheno-orbital meningiomas can be safely managed by means of an endoscopic transorbital route through a superior eyelid approach. Patients with orbital or cavernous sinus infiltration are at highest risk of persistence.
2018
Dallan, I.; Sellari-Franceschini, S.; Turri-Zanoni, M.; de Notaris, M.; Fiacchini, G.; Fiorini, F. R.; Battaglia, P.; Locatelli, D.; Castelnuovo, P.
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