Tectal plate gliomas. Part I: Microsurgery of the tectal plate gliomas

  title={Tectal plate gliomas. Part I: Microsurgery of the tectal plate gliomas},
  author={Cl. Lapras and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Bogn{\'a}r and Francis Turjman and Erzs{\'e}bet Vill{\'a}nyi and Carmine Mottolese and Catherine G Fischer and Anne Jouvet and J. Guyotat},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
A series of 12 patients with tectal plate gliomas, is presented treated by direct surgery. Mean age was 19 years. All patients presented with signs of raised intracranial pressure and supratentorial hydrocephalus on CT scan. Diplopia was the most common local sign. CT scan and MR imaging showed 4 intrinsic, 6 exophytic, and 2 ventrally infiltrating tectal tumours. The histological diagnosis was low-grade astrocytoma in 7, high-grade astrocytoma in 2, oligodendroglioma in one, oligo-astrocytoma… CONTINUE READING


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