Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions.
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.
Brain tumor surgery; Lateral ventricle; Microneurosurgery; Surgical approach; Third ventricle