Рентгенология & Радиология, 2013, LII 186-190

Preoperative evaluation and prognosis for meningiomas in Yemeni patients: MRI and patientrelated factors-comorbid disorders
Maleka Alansi, Alkhader Laswer, Mohammed Alsadi

Abstract.

Factors that may be predictive of a high postoperative morbidity rate for meningiomas include patient-related factors (eg, advanced age, comorbid states such as diabetes (DM) or coronary artery disease (CAD), preoperative neurological status), tumor factors (eg, location, size, consistency,vascularity, vascular or neural involvement), previous surgery,or previous radiation therapy.The preoperative evaluation and prognosis can be performed by MRI and clinical assessment. In Yemen this is associated with the specific epidemiological characteristicsof meningiomas that affect not only the clinical course and progression, but also the MRI assessment.This study attempts to analyze the role of MRI and clinicalassessment for the preoperative evaluation and prognosis ofmeningiomas cases in Yemeni patients.

Key words: PREOPERATIVE EVALUATION. MENINGIOMAS. MRI ASSESSMENT. COMORBID STATES