The use of adjuvant radiotherapy is controversial in patients with atypical meningiomas treated with gross total resection (GTR). This study aimed to determine whether clinico-pathological features could be helpful to predict the recurrence risk in this group of patients and to identify high-risk ones who could benefit from adjuvant treatment. We collected 200 patients with primary atypical meningiomas treated with GTR but with no adjuvant radiotherapy from 5 different centers. A risk score, formulated by assigning 1 point for the presence and 0 points for the absence of 5 high-risk parameters (male sex, parasagittal site, Simpson grade 3, mitotic index ≥ 6/10 HPF, and sheeting), was the most significant predictor of recurrence. A score ≥2 was associated with 4.7 risk of shorter disease-free survival (p < 0.0001). Our findings indicate that the presence of at least 2 clinico-pathological high-risk factors predicts recurrence of totally resected primary atypical meningiomas and could be helpful for identifying patients who could benefit from adjuvant radiotherapy.

A risk score based on 5 clinico-pathological variables predicts recurrence of atypical meningiomas

Fioravanzo, Adele;Ghimenton, Claudio;Nicolato, Antonio;Sala, Francesco;Barresi, Valeria
2020-01-01

Abstract

The use of adjuvant radiotherapy is controversial in patients with atypical meningiomas treated with gross total resection (GTR). This study aimed to determine whether clinico-pathological features could be helpful to predict the recurrence risk in this group of patients and to identify high-risk ones who could benefit from adjuvant treatment. We collected 200 patients with primary atypical meningiomas treated with GTR but with no adjuvant radiotherapy from 5 different centers. A risk score, formulated by assigning 1 point for the presence and 0 points for the absence of 5 high-risk parameters (male sex, parasagittal site, Simpson grade 3, mitotic index ≥ 6/10 HPF, and sheeting), was the most significant predictor of recurrence. A score ≥2 was associated with 4.7 risk of shorter disease-free survival (p < 0.0001). Our findings indicate that the presence of at least 2 clinico-pathological high-risk factors predicts recurrence of totally resected primary atypical meningiomas and could be helpful for identifying patients who could benefit from adjuvant radiotherapy.
2020
Atypical meningioma; Mitosis; Recurrence; Sheeting; Simpson
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