Ventriculoscopy in Diencephalic and Sellar Neoplasm Resection

  • G. O. Mjavanadze
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)


The surgical resection of neoplasms of the diencephalon and sellar regions remains one of the most serious problems in neurosurgery. The success of an operation depends upon exact diagnosis: The size of a neoplasm, its location and extent, and its relationship to the ventricular system determine the choice of surgical approach. The relationship of a tumor to the third ventricular floor is important in choosing a transcallosal and/or a subfrontal approach for maximal tumor removal with maximum brain tissue protection.


Neurol Hydrocephalus Craniopharyngiomas 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. O. Mjavanadze
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryN. N. Burdenko Neurological Institute AMS USSRMoscowUSSR

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