Neurosurg Rev 2021 Aug 12;44(4):2369-2377. Epub 2020 Oct 12.
Department of Neurological Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 410 W 10th Ave, N-1011 Doan Hall, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA.
The use of minimally invasive transcranial ports for the resection of deep-seated lesions has been shown to be safe and effective. To date, most of the literature regarding the tubular retractors used in brain surgery is comprised of individual case reports that describe the successful resection of deep-seated lesions such as thalamic pilocytic astrocytomas, colloid cysts in the third ventricle, hematomas, and cavernous angiomas. The authors describe their experience using a tubular retractor system with three different cases involving large intraventricular meningiomas and examine radiographic and patient outcomes. Read More