Gravity-aided trans-falcine removal of a contralateral subcortical ependymoma

P. Ferroli, A. Russo, E. Albanese, G. Tringali, G. Broggi

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Abstract

The transfalcine approach is a variant of the interhemispheric approach which provides exposure of the medial surface of the contralateral hemisphere through a falx incision. Gravity can be used as a natural retractor. We report a 32-year-old woman with an ependymoma of the medial surface of the left Rolandic area that was completely removed through a contralateral gravity-aided, image-guided transfalcine approach. The contralateral transfalcine approach can be a good option for lesions presenting at the interhemispheric fissure especially those associated with perilesional oedema and avoids the risks of a transparenchymal dissection and retraction of a swollen hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume149
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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Keywords

  • Contralateral transfalcine approach
  • Gravity-aided retraction
  • Image-guidance

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Gravity-aided trans-falcine removal of a contralateral subcortical ependymoma. / Ferroli, P.; Russo, A.; Albanese, E.; Tringali, G.; Broggi, G.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 149, No. 11, 11.2007, p. 1147-1150.

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Ferroli, P. ; Russo, A. ; Albanese, E. ; Tringali, G. ; Broggi, G. / Gravity-aided trans-falcine removal of a contralateral subcortical ependymoma. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 2007 ; Vol. 149, No. 11. pp. 1147-1150.
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