Role of preoperative embolisation: Systemic review of the importance of following up the neurological deficit and preoperative complication in meningioma with perioperative embolisation after craniotomy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The importance of preoperative embolisation in intracranial meningiomas has caught the eyes of several researchers and authors. Preoperative embolisation has been shown by several studies and authors to have several benefits in managing meningiomas by craniotomy. Some of the benefits include a reduction in blood loss, reduced surgical complications and improved outcome. Even though the procedure is said to have several benefits, its application as a standard practice is limited because of several reasons. One of the reasons for the limiting its application as a standard practice is lack of randomized clinical trials on its usefulness. As such, a conclusion on its usefulness in managing meningioma cannot be made. Preoperative embolisation may not be indicated for every patient with meningioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Pharmaceutical Research
Volume45
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Craniotomy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Role of preoperative embolisation: Systemic review of the importance of following up the neurological deficit and preoperative complication in meningioma with perioperative embolisation after craniotomy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this