Meningeom operation. A benign tumour on the cerebral membrane can put pressure on other anatomical structures.

The medical term meningioma describes benign tumours that develop in the cerebral membrane. A change in the tissue of the cerebral membrane can arise in many different places. The problem is that such a tumour nearly always compresses other structures due to its size and growth. For some patients, as the meningioma expands, it can spread from the cerebral cranium into the facial skeleton and press on the optic nerve.

In this type of situation, an operation in the area of the skullbase is not just a question of removing the tumour, but most of all it is about removing pressure from the optic nerve, which is also known as decompression, to preserve a patient’s eyesight and visual acuity, or even to use a targeted operation to regain this.