Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions.

Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions.
J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov;130(2):331-340. Epub 2016 May 27.

Abstract

Tumors of the lateral and third ventricles are cradled on all sides by vital vascular and eloquent neural structures. Microsurgical resection, which always requires attentive planning, plays a critical role in the contemporary management of these lesions. This article provides an overview of the open microsurgical approaches to the region highlighting key clinical perspectives.

KEYWORDS:

Brain tumor surgery; Lateral ventricle; Microneurosurgery; Surgical approach; Third ventricle

PMID:
27235145
PMCID:
PMC5090015
DOI:
10.1007/s11060-016-2126-9
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