Update on sphenoid wing meningiomas


  • Abdalrahman Nassar Regional Clinical Center of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Smolanka Regional Clinical Center of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine




sphenoid wing meningioma, surgical treatment, molecular study, stereotactic radiotherapy


Meningiomas are the most common non-glial intracranial tumors in adults, which account for 14–19 % of all primary intracranial tumors and occur most commonly in females. They are the most common tumors of the sphenoid wing, and constitute 15–20 % of all intracranial meningiomas, representing the third most common group of intracranial meningiomas. Most sphenoid wing meningiomas are relatively easy to remove; however, they are sometimes a challenge, due to their invasion of the cavernous sinus, the bone and, especially, to their close relationship to main arteries and cranial nerves. In these cases, total excision is extremely difficult, resulting in high morbidity and a high rate of re-growth or recurrence. Here, we review current concepts of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up with clinical decision-making informed by multimodal imaging and molecular biology.


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Nassar, A., & Smolanka, V. (2022). Update on sphenoid wing meningiomas. INTERNATIONAL NEUROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 18(1), 43–48. https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-0713.18.1.2022.928



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