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Author Misra, B. K. ♦ Rout, D. ♦ Padamadan, J. ♦ Radhakrishnan, V. V.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Annals of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Neurosurgery
Abstract Sixty-two consecutive patients with anterior and mid-third ventricular lesions were operated on by a limited anterior transcallosal approach from 1987 to 1992. Fifty-six cases were operated on by B K M. Following lateral ventricular entry, transforaminal route to the third ventricle was preferred and utilised in 44 cases. An interfornicial or subchoroidal approach was employed only if transforminal entry was not adequate and was the route in 16 and two cases respectively. Enlargement of the foramen of Monro by incising its margins was not resorted to in any case. The age of the patients ranged from six to 64 years, (mean 29 years). Males were twice as often affected as females. There were 50 benign lesions: 43 colloid cysts, two craniopharyngiomas, one arachnoid cyst and four cysts of uncertain histology, and 12 malignant tumours: eight intrinsic astrocytomas, two oligodendrogliomas, one ependymoma and one primary lymphoma. The outcome in the benign cases was excellent in 42, good in six and poor in one. There was one post-operative death due to meningitis.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Volume Number 22
Page Count 396
Starting Page 40
Ending Page 435