Far lateral supracerebellar infratentorial approach for the treatment of upper brainstem gliomas: clinical experience with pediatric patients

@article{Vougioukas2005FarLS,
  title={Far lateral supracerebellar infratentorial approach for the treatment of upper brainstem gliomas: clinical experience with pediatric patients},
  author={Vassilios I. Vougioukas and Heymut Omran and Sven Gl{\"a}sker and Vera van Velthoven},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={1037-1041}
}
Surgical exposure of intrinsic lesions located lateral to the brainstem still represents a challenging task. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the extracerebral far lateral supracerebellar infratentorial (FLSI) approach for the treatment of gliomas located in the upper brainstem in the pediatric population. Between 1992 and 2002, seven patients (mean age 8.7 years) with tumors of glial origin (WHO I–IV) located mainly in the pontomesencephalic region were operated with the… CONTINUE READING