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Parasagittal Meningioma

Last Updated: September 28, 2018

Figure 1:  A patient of Harvey Cushing underwent resection of his giant hyperostotic parasagittal meningioma in 1930.  Cushing often performed the operation for these highly vascular meninigomas in two stages with the first involving elevation of the bone flap and the second accomplishing tumor resection (Courtesy of Cushing Brain Tumor Registry at Yale University).

Parasagittal/Parafalcine Meningioma: Principles of Resection

Parasagittal meningiomas originate from the parasagittal angle without brain tissue between the tumor and the superior sagittal sinus. Resection of parasagittal and convexity meningiomas is one of the more satisfying procedures in neurosurgery because these benign tumor types at these locations provide an ample opportunity for cure and relief of preoperative ne...