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Abstract Details

Evaluating Minimally Invasive Approaches to Meningioma Treatment
P4 - Poster Session 4 (11:45 AM-12:45 PM)

Meningiomas present complex therapeutic challenges due to their potential impact on neurological function and quality of life. While the standard of care involves observation and surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as an alternative treatment modality. This study aimed to compare the relative efficacy of SRS and surgical resection in the management of meningiomas to inform evidence-based decision-making in this clinical context.

To investigate the differences in outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery in comparison to traditional surgical resection in the management of meningiomas 

A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the TriNetX database, comparing patients undergoing treatment for meningiomas with either stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or surgical resection. Cohorts were matched on comorbidities. Rates of mortality and malignant neoplasms of the brain within 5-years of treatment with either modality was compared. In addition, short-term outcomes were assessed at 3 months post-treatment.

After matching, there were 1,898 patients in each cohort. Patients receiving SRS exhibited a significantly lower risk of mortality (95% CI: 0.76-1.07) and a decreased risk of developing malignant neoplasms of the brain (RR: 0.68, 95% CI: 0.54-0.85) over 5 years, compared to surgical resection. At 3-months post treatment, patients treated with SRS demonstrated significantly lower relative risks for several outcomes, including cerebral infarction (RR: 0.27, 95% CI: 0.18-0.39), hydrocephalus (RR: 0.19, 95% CI: 0.11-0.32), cerebral edema (RR: 0.13, 95% CI: 0.10-0.18), seizures (RR: 0.27, 95% CI: 0.21-0.34), neurological deficits (RR: 0.19, 95% CI: 0.13-0.28), and post-procedural infection (RR: 0.14, 95% CI: 0.07-0.28).

This retrospective cohort study suggests that in the management of meningiomas, SRS may be associated with lower mortality rates, decreased risks of malignant neoplasms of the brain, and improved short-term outcomes compared to surgical resection. Further research is warranted to validate these results and explore long-term outcomes and potential adverse effects.

Varun S. Rachakonda
Mr. Rachakonda has nothing to disclose.
Anuttham Kandhadai Mr. Kandhadai has nothing to disclose.
Paul Brindley No disclosure on file