Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 Jun 16. Epub 2021 Jun 16.
Department of Neurosurgery, Bordeaux University Hospital Center, Pellegrin Hospital, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33076, Bordeaux, Cedex, France.
Background: The majority of cavernous sinus lesions are meningiomas, for which treatment (fractioned radiotherapy or radiosurgery), if indicated, is usually initiated upon image-based diagnosis. However, this region can be affected by a wide variety of pathological processes and the risk of misdiagnosis exists. As pathological diagnosis can be obtained by biopsy through the foramen ovale in selected cases, we asked the question as to whether systematically performing this procedure before treatment would provide additional, relevant diagnostic information. Read More