Sphenoid Wing Meningioma
Novel Minimally Invasive Technique
Dr. Douglas is an expert orbital surgeon and one of the few doctors recognized by his peers such as the Orbit Society, for specializing in Sphenoid wing meningioma surgery.
Sphenoid wing meningioma is a type of tumor that is slow-growing and affects the bone between the eye and the brain. It is generally thought to be benign and can vary in size from a few millimeters to many centimeters in diameter.If left untreated, the tumor can compress the optic nerve and cause vision loss, double vision or numbness of the face.
Surgical management of sphenoid wing meningioma’s can be challenging because of the closely associated critical neurovascular structures; however, Dr. Douglas works with many neurosurgeons to treat patients with this disease. In fact, he has developed outpatient techniques to improve a patient’s vision and debulk the size of the tumor when it grows too large and causes vision problems.
The CT scan below of a 51-year-old woman demonstrates the bone removed from an eyelid crease incise incision in that it cannot be detected.
Similar to this case, no overnight hospitalization is required and the surgery takes approximately 90 minutes.
Dr. Douglas has published this technique and taught it to physicians as an outpatient procedure to help improve the outcome for this disease.