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Far Lateral Approach for Removal of Foramen Magnum Meningioma

WithR. Dharmajaya

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Among the meningiomas of the posterior fossa, the Foramen Magnum (FM) meningioma deserves special consideration because of its characteristics in symptomatology, intriguing surgical anatomy, unique operative requirements, and outcome. When all meningiomas are considered, the FM meningioma has the worst outcome in terms of surgical results and operative morbidity. We report a 53-year-old female diagnosed as having FM meningioma, who had tumour removal surgery performed using a far lateral approach. Finally, a detailed technical operation and a classification system from various literature will also be explained.