The transsylvian approach for resection of insular gliomas: technical nuances of splitting the Sylvian fissure

Michael M. Safaee, Dario J. Englot, Seunggu (Jude) Han, Michael T. Lawton, Mitchel S. Berger

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Abstract

Insular gliomas represent a unique surgical challenge due to the complex anatomy and nearby vascular elements associated within the Sylvian fissure. For certain tumors, the transsylvian approach provides an effective technique for achieving maximal safe resection. The goal of this manuscript and video are to present and discuss the surgical nuances and appropriate application of splitting the Sylvian fissure. Our hope is that this video highlights the safety and efficacy of the transsylvian approach for appropriately selected insular gliomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-287
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume130
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glioma
  • Insula
  • Sylvian fissure
  • Transsylvian approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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