Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2017 04 24;159(4):645-654. Epub 2017 Feb 24.
Department of Neurosurgery, Umberto I General Hospital, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Conca #71, Ancona, 60020, Italy.
Background: Different surgical approaches have been developed for dealing with third ventricle lesions, all aimed at obtaining a safe removal minimizing brain manipulation. The supraorbital subfrontal trans-lamina terminalis route, commonly employed only for the anterior third ventricle, could represent, in selected cases with endoscopic assistance, an alternative approach to posterior third ventricular lesions.
Methods: Seven patients underwent a supraorbital subfrontal trans-laminar endoscope-assisted approach to posterior third ventricle tumors (two craniopharyngiomas, one papillary tumor of the pineal region, one pineocytoma, two neurocytomas, one glioblastoma). Read More