Morphometry of the anterior third ventricle region as a guide for the subfrontal (translaminaterminalis) approach

Erturk M. , KAYALIOGLU G. , OZER M. A.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.26, no.4, pp.249-252, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10143-003-0256-y
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-252


The anterior third ventricle region acquires clinical significance in benign and malignant tumors and cyst formations, of which craniopharyngiomas and gliomas are the most common. The subfrontal approach is one of the most preferred approaches for removing these tumors. In this study, the microsurgical anatomy of 81 Turkish, adult cadaveric hemispheres was examined to provide morphometric data of the region. These measurements from the anterior third ventricle region serve as a guide for neurosurgeons during surgical approach for removing anterior third ventricle tumors.