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Surgery Intracranial Meningioma

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Intracranial meningiomas are benign intracranial tumours originating from arachnoid cap cells (cells within the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord). In surgery for intracranial meningiomas, the skull is opened through a craniotomy to gain full access to the meningioma, aiming at complete removal of the meningioma, including the fibres that attach the meningioma to the coverings of the brain and bone, preserving and improving the patient’s neurological functions as much as possible. Preoperative embolization (blocking of the blood vessels feeding the tumour using a glue-like embolic agent) may be performed.