Resection of Spinal Meningioma: Postoperative Focal Hyperemia

  • Kosei IjiriEmail author
  • Kazutoshi Hida
  • Takuya Yamamoto
  • Setsuro Komiya
  • Yoshinobu Iwasaki
Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 6)


Transient postoperative focal hyperemia in the central nerve system is rare but results in unexpected neurological deterioration. The occurrence of this hyperemia after acute decompression of a chronic lesion has been reported by several authors. The pathogenesis of this sudden increase in focal blood flow remains to be elucidated; however, it is believed that this disturbance in the blood-brain barrier may be caused by acute decompression after a period of chronic compression. Postoperative hyperemia in the spinal cord is reported after the resection of meningiomas. Meningioma is a common spinal tumor, which usually becomes clinically evident with neurological dysfunction in the thoracic region. In this chapter, postoperative focal hyperemia after spinal meningioma resection is discussed with a review of relevant literature.


Spinal Cord Cerebral Blood Volume Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Oxygen Extraction Fraction Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kosei Ijiri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kazutoshi Hida
    • 1
  • Takuya Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Setsuro Komiya
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Iwasaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Medical and Dental SciencesKogoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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