Editorial: Asymptomatic meningiomas

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This issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery includes a very good article by Salvetti et al. from the University of Virginia.8 They retrospectively analyzed their prospectively kept database on patients treated with Gamma Knife surgery and found 42 consecutive patients who had been treated for asymptomatic meningiomas over a 14-year period. The diagnosis was suspected from an imaging study or was confirmed by a previous surgery. Over a mean imaging and clinical follow-up period of 59 and 76 months, respectively, only 1 tumor (2.4%) increased in size. Interestingly, 2 patients without tumor growth demonstrated clinical symptomatology

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online May 24, 2013; DOI: 10.3171/2012.12.JNS122338.

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