Surgically resected intracranial meningiomas at MEDERI Bogotá, Colombia 2013 - 2018

  • Perez-Pinto, Francisco (PI)
  • Cortés-Lozano, William ( Academic assessor)
  • Medina, Daniel Alejandro Buitrago ( Academic assessor)

Project Details


Meningiomas are the most common tumors of the central nervous system and also represent the most common benign intracranial pathology (2,4). Despite their importance, epidemiological knowledge of them remains insignificant compared to other less prevalent tumors such as brain gliomas; however, there is a growing global interest in investigating this important clinical entity (1). Such advances have had a greater impact in the United States and Europe, but in Latin America there is only one Mexican study that deals specifically with describing their histological characteristics (12). We present a series of cases of 176 patients operated on for meningiomas at the Hospital Universitario Mayor Mederi in Bogotá, Colombia and describe their main epidemiological, histological and clinical variables with the main objective of describing such characteristics in our population and evaluating possible variations with respect to international literature.
Effective start/end date28/03/1928/03/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


  • meningioma
  • tumor recurrence


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