Letter to the Editor. Time to move beyond the Simpson scale in meningioma surgery

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  • 1 Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; and
  • 2 Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Theodore H. Schwartz: schwarh@med.cornell.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online February 19, 2021; DOI: 10.3171/2020.12.JNS204213.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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    Schwartz TH, McDermott MW. The Simpson grade: abandon the scale but preserve the message. J Neurosurg. Published online October 9, 2020. doi:10.3171/2020.6.JNS201904

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2

    Oya S, Kawai K, Nakatomi H, Saito N. Significance of Simpson grading system in modern meningioma surgery: integration of the grade with MIB-1 labeling index as a key to predict the recurrence of WHO Grade I meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 2012;117(1):121128.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
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    Otero-Rodriguez A, Tabernero MD, Munoz-Martin MC, Re-evaluating Simpson grade I, II, and III resections in neurosurgical treatment of World Health Organization grade I meningiomas. World Neurosurg. 2016;96:483488.

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    Sughrue ME, Kane AJ, Shangari G, The relevance of Simpson Grade I and II resection in modern neurosurgical treatment of World Health Organization Grade I meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 2010;113(5):10291035.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

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