Evaluation of Outcomes and Complications of Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas in Tertiary Care Hospital of KPK


  • Aafaq Ahmad Qarnain Neurosurgery resident
  • Mumtaz Ali
  • Akramullah
  • Sajid Khan
  • Zubair Bashir




Objective:  The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcomes and complications associated with pterional craniotomy and extended pterional craniotomy for the resection of Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas.

Material and Methods:  A prospective study was conducted on 34 patients at the Neurosurgery department, Prime Teaching Hospital, Pakistan, and Ali Institute of Neurosciences. We examined 34 recently diagnosed cases of sphenoid wing meningiomas, selected through a total enumerative sampling method. Diagnosis of these meningiomas was confirmed by comprehensive neurological assessment and imaging studies. Various surgical techniques, such as Pterional and Extended Pterional approaches, were employed in the procedures. Assessment of clinical outcomes and complications was conducted during follow-up evaluations. A total of 34 patients diagnosed with sphenoid wing meningiomas were covered as the study’s target population. All patients met certain criteria to be included in the study.

Results:  25 (73.6%) of the total number of patients were females and 9 (26.4%) were males. The mean age at diagnosis was 47 ± 5 years. Presenting symptoms included headache, seizures, visual loss, motor deficit, and cognitive decline. Surgical techniques used in tumor resection were pterional craniotomy and extended pterional craniotomy. Post-operative evaluation after follow-up studies showed that the symptoms reversed, including a reduction in headache, vision restoration, seizure control, and motor and cognitive function improvement.

Conclusion:  Pterional approach and extended Pterional approaches related to SWM removal are satisfactory rates of an acceptable and safe surgical treatment with satisfactory results concerning the total resection rate and related clinical improvement.



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