Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155--158

Combined microsurgical extra-axial and transcortical transventricular endoscopic excision of parasellar tumors with ventricular extension


Augustine A Adeolu1, UA Osazuwa2, AA Oremakinde2, TA Oyemolade2, MT Shokunbi1 
1 Department of Neurological Surgery, UCH; Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Neurological Surgery, UCH, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Augustine A Adeolu
Department of Neurological Surgery, UCH, Ibadan
Nigeria

Sella/parasellar tumors with intraventricular extension present unique neurosurgical challenges in achieving gross total resection with minimal morbidity and mortality. Firm attachment of large tumors, especially craniopharyngiomas, in this location to critical structures, makes the goal of complete microsurgical resection more difficult to attain. Several traditional surgical approaches are available. We report two patients who had novel combination of the traditional extra-axial microsurgical and transcortical transventricular endoscopic approaches to resect sellar/suprasellar tumors with intraventricular extension as either staged or simultaneous procedures.


How to cite this article:
Adeolu AA, Osazuwa U A, Oremakinde A A, Oyemolade T A, Shokunbi M T. Combined microsurgical extra-axial and transcortical transventricular endoscopic excision of parasellar tumors with ventricular extension.Ann Afr Med 2015;14:155-158


How to cite this URL:
Adeolu AA, Osazuwa U A, Oremakinde A A, Oyemolade T A, Shokunbi M T. Combined microsurgical extra-axial and transcortical transventricular endoscopic excision of parasellar tumors with ventricular extension. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];14:155-158
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