Do the benefits of meningioma surgery outweigh the risks in elderly patients?

Takeaway

  • Most elderly patients with intracranial meningiomas who underwent surgery showed significant improvements in postoperative neurological status.

Why this matters

  • Meningiomas are a common type of primary brain tumor in adults, with incidence increasing with age. Performing surgery in elderly patients has been highly debated.

  • This study analyzes one of the largest cohorts of elderly and young patients with meningiomas and suggests benefit of surgery in older patients.