Journal article

Meningiomas: Updating basic science, management, and outcome

KJ Drummond, JJG Zhu, PM Black

NEUROLOGIST | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are biologically complex and clinically and surgically challenging. These features, combined with the rewarding potential for cure, make them of great interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroscientists alike. REVIEW SUMMARY: Initially, we review the clinical context of meningiomas, particularly recent changes in histopathological classification, diagnosis, and neuroimaging. Secondly, the underlying basic science as it has evolved over the last decades is summarized. The status of areas recently of intense interest, such as steroid hormone receptors and oncogenic viruses is described. Additionally, emerging areas of great promise, such as cytogenetics and mol..

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