Surgical removal of anterior clinoidal meningiomas remains a challenge because of its complicated relationship with surrounding vascular and neural structures.1-3 This is a 39-yr-old female, with headaches, neurofibromatosis type 2, and history of 3 previous brain surgeries. The patient gave the consent to use the images and surgical video. In the imaging control, the growth of bilateral anterior clinoidal meningiomas was observed. A right pterional approach and extradural anterior clinoidectomy was performed, and a complete resection of bilateral clinoidal meningiomas was achieved obtaining a Simpson scale resection grade 1. The patient evolved without neurological deficits after the surgery, and the postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidenced a complete bilateral resection of the clinoidal meningiomas. Clinoidal meningiomas are the unique subset of tumors because of their close proximity to neurovascular structures and can be safely excised with minimal morbidity and mortality using microsurgical techniques.3-5 In rare cases of bilateral anterior clinoidal meningiomas such as the case presented, we recommend detailed neuroimaging analysis and consider the possibility to resect both in a single approach.
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