Microembolization of Skull Base Tumors

  • M. Schumacher
  • F. D. Jüngling
  • W. Seeger
  • A. K. Wakhloo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 22)


In spite of improved microsurgical techniques, the complex anatomical characteristics of skull base tumors remain a therapeutic challenge and require a multidisciplinary approach. The major drawbacks of surgery are the anatomical limitations, severe intraoperative blood loss and failure to preserve cranial nerve functions. Among all tumors, the surgery of clival and petroclival meningiomas still has the highest mortality and morbidity with up to 9%–17% and 50%, respectively [4, 6, 8, 11].


Embolic Agent Skull Base Tumor Embolization Technique Superselective Catheterization Petroclival Meningioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schumacher
    • 1
  • F. D. Jüngling
    • 1
  • W. Seeger
    • 2
  • A. K. Wakhloo
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of NeuroradiologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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