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The transsylvian approach for resection of insular gliomas: technical nuances of splitting the Sylvian fissure

Abstract

Insular gliomas represent a unique surgical challenge due to the complex anatomy and nearby vascular elements associated within the Sylvian fissure. For certain tumors, the transsylvian approach provides an effective technique for achieving maximal safe resection. The goal of this manuscript and video are to present and discuss the surgical nuances and appropriate application of splitting the Sylvian fissure. Our hope is that this video highlights the safety and efficacy of the transsylvian approach for appropriately selected insular gliomas.

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Safaee, M.M., Englot, D.J., Han, S.J. et al. The transsylvian approach for resection of insular gliomas: technical nuances of splitting the Sylvian fissure. J Neurooncol 130, 283–287 (2016) doi:10.1007/s11060-016-2154-5

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Keywords

  • Insula
  • Glioma
  • Sylvian fissure
  • Transsylvian approach