Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions

Ulas Cikla, Kyle I. Swanson, Abdulfettah Tumturk, Nese Keser, Kutluay Uluc, Aaron Cohen-Gadol, Mustafa K. Baskaya

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Tumors of the lateral and third ventricles are cradled on all sides by vital vascular and eloquent neural structures. Microsurgical resection, which always requires attentive planning, plays a critical role in the contemporary management of these lesions. This article provides an overview of the open microsurgical approaches to the region highlighting key clinical perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016



  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Lateral ventricle
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Surgical approach
  • Third ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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