J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2002 Sep;32(3):272-274.

Ventral Foramen Magnum Meningioma: Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon Medical School, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.

Abstract

We report a case of a ventral foramen magnum meningioma in a 73-year-old woman presenting with swallowing difficulty, posterior neck pain, gaiting difficulty, progressive motor and sensory deficits in all extemities, and intrinsic muscle atrophy in both hands. Magnetic resonace imaging revealed a huge mass, 4x4x4.5cm in size, located in anterior foramen magnum. We removed the mass by partial condylectomy via far lateral transcondylar approach without neurological deficit and postoperative craniovertebral instability.

Keyword

Foramen magnum; Meningioma; Transcondylar approach; Occipital condyle; Craniovertebral instability

MeSH Terms

Aged
Deglutition
Female
Foramen Magnum*
Gait
Hand
Humans
Meningioma*
Muscular Atrophy
Neck Pain
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