Surgical nuances for removal of retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas via the transbasal subfrontal translamina terminalis approach.

@article{Liu2010SurgicalNF,
  title={Surgical nuances for removal of retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas via the transbasal subfrontal translamina terminalis approach.},
  author={James K C Liu and Lana D. Christiano and Gaurav Gupta and Peter W. Carmel},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={E6}
}
Giant craniopharyngiomas in the retrochiasmatic space are challenging tumors, given the location and surrounding vital structures. Surgical removal remains the first line of therapy and offers the best chance of cure. For tumors with extension into the retrochiasmatic space, the authors use the translamina terminalis corridor via the transbasal subfrontal approach. Although the lamina terminalis can be accessed via anterolateral approaches (pterional or orbitozygomatic), the surgical view of… CONTINUE READING

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