Petroclival meningiomas represent the most complex lesions in skull base surgery, being closely related to critical neurovascular structures. The combined petrosal approach allows a wide exposure of the petroclival region and provides multiple angles of attack, limiting brain retraction. The authors present the case of a 54-year-old man with a large left petroclival meningioma responsible for headaches, dysphagia, and trigeminal neuralgia. The lesion was resected using a combined petrosal approach. A progressive improvement of the preoperative symptoms was observed. Postoperative MRI showed a near-total resection of the tumor, along with reexpansion of the brainstem. The video can be found here:

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