Multistage Surgical Resection of a Giant Pineal Tumor in an Infant

Approach to Interhemispheric Fissure

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This video segment discusses the approach to the interhemispheric fissure after dural opening. It shows the dissection of the fissure and exposition of tumor.


  • Interhemispheric fissure
  • Falx
  • Tentorium

About this video

Giuseppe Cinalli
Matteo Sacco
First online
16 March 2019
Online ISBN
Springer, Cham
Copyright information
© The Author(s) 2019

Video Transcript

This is the approach to the interhemispheric fissure. Self-retaining retractor is placed on the occipital lobe in order to displace the occipital lobe and allow access to the tumor located in the pineal region visible at the very end of the self-retaining retractor. The tentorium is displaced kindly in order to visualize the tumor, the tumor that appears as a heterogeneous mass. In this stop, we can see nicely of the occipital pole, the occipital lobe, the tentorium, and the falx that can be seen after having displaced the occipital lobe.