Combined supra/infratentorial-transsinus approach to large pineal region tumors

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Ziyal I. , Sekhar L., Salas E., Olan W.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, cilt.88, sa.6, ss.1050-1057, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 88 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/jns.1998.88.6.1050
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1050-1057


Object. The authors sought to confirm that the combined supra/infratentorial-transsinus approach offers a safer means of resecting large pineal region tumors than other approaches currently being used. The aforementioned method provides a wider exposure of the pineal region with less brain retraction than the infratentorial-supracerebellar or the occipital-transtentorial approach alone and is applicable to some large and giant tumors of this area. This combined approach was used in six patients to remove large pineal region tumors including four tentorial meningiomas, one pineocytoma, and one epidermoid cyst.