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Adjuvant radiotherapy in a case of atypical meningioma after gross total resection: an unresolved issue


We present a case of a 48-year-old man diagnosed with parasagittal atypical meningioma (AM) involving biparietal bones with intracranial and extracranial extension up to galea aponeurotica of the scalp. The patient underwent Simpson’s grade 2 resection (GTR (gross total tumour resection) with coagulation of dural attachment). Currently, in AMs, the role of adjuvant radiotherapy is controversial after GTR. Here, through this case, we have discussed in detail issues related to tumour origin, that is, primary versus secondary extradural meningioma and controversial topics regarding the role of adjuvant radiotherapy in the management of AMs. We have presented our radiation treatment strategy addressing the high-risk zones related to tumour extension in this case.

  • radiotherapy
  • radiology
  • cancer intervention

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