Left-sided retrosigmoid craniotomy for the resection of a vestibular schwannoma.

@article{Amenta2014LeftsidedRC,
  title={Left-sided retrosigmoid craniotomy for the resection of a vestibular schwannoma.},
  author={Peter S. Amenta and Jacques J. Morcos},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 1 Suppl},
  pages={1}
}
The cerebellopontine angle is the site for a wide-range of neoplastic and vascular pathologies. The retrosigmoid craniotomy remains the primary means by which to gain surgical access to this anatomically complex region. We present our standard technique for the completion of a retrosigmoid craniotomy and the resection of a left-sided vestibular schwannoma. Anatomy pertinent to the approach, including, the transverse and sigmoid sinuses, cranial nerves, and internal auditory canal (IAC) is… CONTINUE READING