Cervical meningioma resection including the inner dura through an open-door laminoplasty using hydroxyapatite spacers: A case report.Surg Neurol Int. 2020; 11:317.SN
The ideal surgery for spinal cord tumors is complete resection to prevent recurrence. However, it should be accomplished safely/effectively without risking increased morbidity. Here, we report a cervical meningioma that was totally resected, including the inner dura, through a laminoplasty performed with hydroxyapatite (HA) spacers.
A 61-year-old Asian male presented with a symptomatic intradural extramedullary C4-C6 cervical meningioma. At surgery, this required resection of the inner dural layer through an open-door laminoplasty. Preservation of the outer dural layer facilitated a watertight closure and the avoidance of a postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula. Notably, the laminoplasty utilized HA spacers which were magnetic resonance (MR) compatible allowing for future follow-up studies to evaluate for tumor recurrence. At 5-year follow-up, the tumor had not recurred, the patient was asymptomatic, and alignment was maintained.
Gross total resection of an intradural extramedullary C4-C6 cervical meningioma was performed with removal of just the inner dural layer. Preservation of the outer dural layer allowed for a watertight closure and the avoidance of a postoperative CSF leak. Further, laminoplasty using HA spacers allowed for successful tumor resection, adequate fusion/stabilization, while not interfering with future MR studies (e.g., HA MR compatible).