- Department of Neurosurgery, Paulo Niemeyer State Brain Institute, Rio de Janeiro,
- Department of Neurosurgery, São José Hospital, Criciúma,
- Department of Neurosurgery, Antônio Pedro University Hospital, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Brazil.
José Orlando de Melo Junior, Department of Neurosurgery, Paulo Niemeyer State Brain Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
DOI:10.25259/SNI_325_2022Copyright: © 2022 Surgical Neurology International This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
How to cite this article: José Orlando de Melo Junior1, Luiz Antônio da Silva Lavradas Junior2, José Alberto Landeiro3. Anterior petrosal approach for petroclival solitary plasmacytoma. 13-May-2022;13:201
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Background: Primary solitary plasmacytoma (PSP) of the skull base is a rare localized monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia with normal or low plasma cell infiltration. Differentiating from other skull base tumors based on radiologic findings is difficult due to nonspecific features. PSP has a better prognosis after surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy, unless the tumor progresses to multiple myeloma (MM). Nonetheless, 50–60% progress to MM within a median time of 2 years. Gross total resection (GTR) for PSP is controversial for improving overall survival. However, if the lesion is easily accessible, for example, nonskull base lesion, GTR is still advocated.
Case Description: A 67-year-old male patient presented with right occipital neuralgia and diplopia in the last year. Neurological examination revealed mild abducens paresis on the right side. Brain MRI scan showed a large petroclival bony extradural mass lesion on the right side, with homogeneous enhancement, extending from the dorsum sellae to the ipsilateral occipital condyle and involving the petrous carotid artery. Brain CT scan revealed an osteolytic lesion without intratumoral calcifications, sclerotic border, or periosteal reaction. Anterior petrosal approach was performed and GTR was achieved. The patient had good postoperative outcome and improvement of symptoms. Postoperative MRI revealed GTR. Total body imaging work-up and immunohistochemistry confirmed PSP.
Conclusion: Although the extent of resection in the outcome is controversial, maximal safe resection of skull base PSP should be considered to improve symptoms and quality of life.
Keywords: Anterior petrosal approach, Petroclival, Skull base, Solitary plasmacytoma
00:00 – Introduction 00:46 – Case presentation 01:02 – Preoperative imaging 01:53 – Anterior petrosal approach, landmarks in a cadaver model 03:10 – Anterior petrosal approach, surgical steps 04:03 – Surgical video 06:23 – Postoperative imaging 06:29 – Outcome and conclusion.
00:00 – Introduction
00:46 – Case presentation
01:02 – Preoperative imaging
01:53 – Anterior petrosal approach, landmarks in a cadaver model
03:10 – Anterior petrosal approach, surgical steps
04:03 – Surgical video
06:23 – Postoperative imaging
06:29 – Outcome and conclusion.
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