Sphenoid Wing Meningioma with Surgical Revascularization of an Injured Anterior Temporal Artery
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. A 79-year-old woman presented to the emergency department following multiple falls in the previous week. Her past medical history was unremarkable except for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was neurologically intact on arrival with normal laboratory data. Brain imaging revealed a right-sided sphenoid wing meningioma with considerable edema around it. Owing to her cognitive decline and recent symptoms, it was decided to proceed with surgical resection of the lesion. Considering her age and underlying disease, we planned to avoid probable complications of an aggressive resection. She underwent preoperative transarterial embolization with particles. In the supine position, a right pterional craniotomy with orbital extension was performed followed by tumor resection under microscopic magnification. One of the branches of the middle cerebral artery was engulfed by the tumor and could not be separated; therefore, the artery was cut to resect the tumor and then mobilized and reanastomosed under microscope. Doppler probe confirmed patency of the anastomosis. The patient recovered well from the surgery, experienced an uneventful hospital stay, and was discharged on postoperative day 10 after completely controlling her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Postoperative imaging did not show any signs of infarction, and the revascularized artery was patent on postoperative computed tomography angiography (Video 1).
Faculty; Northwell Resident
School of Medicine; Northwell Health
Neurology; Otolaryngology; Radiology