Objective. Analysis and evaluation of change of intelligence and memory in patients with brain meningioma after surgical treatment.
Material and methods. We performed study of 31 patients with brain meningioma. The diagnosis of the studied patients was based on clinical and laboratory data, data of radiation and instrumental methods of research. The analysis of patients` quality of life was carried out in the preoperative and early, late postoperative periods.
The patient` age ranged from 37 to 65 years; the median age was 57 year. In the present study, we used the intelligence tests- Amthauer test (for persons under 60 years), Raven test; memory tests — 10 word memorization test, Wechsler memory scale.
Results. We found regression of various mnestic disorders in the examined patients after surgery (from 96,8% to 64,5%). The study found improvement in verbal and logical, auditory, visual and associative memory. 3-6 months after surgery, the number of patients with high (from 32.3% to 45.2%) and outstanding intelligence (from 16.1% to 25.8%) increased.
Conclusion. On examination of intelligence and memory before and resection brain meningioma, it was found that surgical intervention leads to regression of intellectual and memory impairments.
Key words: brain meningioma, intellectual impairments, memory impairments
Conflict of interest. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
Funding. There was no funding for this study.