Background: Skull reconstructive surgery is critical to prevent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas and infections, and to ensure good aesthetic results in meningiomas surgery. Methods: A 65-year-old woman was surgically treated for a bilateral parasagittal meningioma with complete superior sagittal sinus (SSS) involvement,and an intra-extracranial extension, determining a significant cranial defect at the vertex. A Simpson I resection was achieved. Postoperatively a considerable and not conservatively repairable CSF leak was detected. Surgical revision of the wound with repair of the fistula and a complex reconstructive operation was performed including a combination of techniques and devices such as autologous fibrin glue and reparation of the extracranial planes by an autologous vascularized vastus lateralis pedicled muscle flap.Results: No postoperative complications, infections or new neurological deficits were detected, and the CSF leak definitively ceased after surgery, the aesthetic results were satisfactory. Conclusions: Reparation of CSF fistulas that arise after meningioma surgery can require a complex reconstructive surgery of the superficial layers; when cranioplasty is not feasible or indicated, a meticulous reconstruction of the extracranial soft tissues is possible also by using vascularized autologous distal muscular tissue, with close interdisciplinary cooperation.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology