Infratentorial — Supracerebellar Approach to the Pineal and Mesencephalic Region in Children

  • G. Pendl
  • W. Th. Koos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 11)

Abstract

Since the introduction of microsurgery in the past ten years, space-occupying lesions in the oral and caudal brain stem are no longer considered inoperable; also, the more sophisticated instruments of diagnosis such as computer tomography are particularly suited to show lesions in the midline and permit much wider indications for surgical treatment than in the past (PENDL and KOOS). Nevertheless, the tumors of the pineal and mesencephalic region are still much under discussion, particularly because they are located within the range of extremely sensitive brain structures where there is always a problem of selecting the proper approach. The operability of these tumors will be discussed on the basis of the author’s own successful experiences — using anatomical and topographical considerations; the proper approach will also be presented.

Keywords

Neurol Stein Meningioma Hydrocephalus Astrocytoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Pendl
    • 1
  • W. Th. Koos
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik WienWienAustria

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