Surgical Treatment of Brainstem Cavernous Malformations
Background: The contemporary neurosurgeon is often confronted by cavernous malformations. Those located in the brainstem are particularly challenging. Methods: This article reviews published series on the natural history and surgical outcomes of these lesions and discusses the surgical approaches used at our institution for their resection. Results: Despite their challenging location in the brainstem, appropriately selected lesions can be resected surgically with acceptable rates of morbidity and mortality. Conclusions: Our institutional philosophy on the surgical treatment of brainstem cavernous malformations reflects the substantial surgical experience of the senior author. Â© 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Garrett, Mark P. and Spetzler, Robert F., "Surgical Treatment of Brainstem Cavernous Malformations" (2009). Neurosurgery. 425.