Contralateral interhemispheric resection of thalamic cavernous malformations with frameless stereotaxy

Giuseppe Lanzino, John E. Wanebo, Robert F. Spetzler

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Thalamic cavernous malformations pose clinical problems similar to cavernous malformations located in other highly eloquent areas such as the brainstem. Better imaging and continuous refinements of frameless stereotaxy have greatly increased our comfort level in resecting lesions in such critical areas. This report details the contralateral interhemispheric approach, which is very useful in approaching symptomatic cavernous malformations of the thalamus that abut the ependymal surface of the lateral or third ventricles. 2002, Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalOperative Techniques in Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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