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Anterior third ventriculostomy: an endoscopic variation on a theme

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online August 13, 2010; DOI: 10.3171/2009.11.JNS091698.

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    Representative sagittal T2-weighted MR images, standard (left) and magnified (right) views, obtained from an ideal candidate for ETV, showing aqueductal stenosis due to a tectal glioma. Circle indicates the anterior commissure relative to the lamina terminalis (asterisk).

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    Representative sagittal T2-weighted MR images, standard (left) and magnified (right) views, obtained from an ideal candidate for ETV, showing a pineal region tumor with aqueductal compression. Circle indicates the anterior commissure relative to the lamina terminalis (asterisk).

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    Representative sagittal T2-weighted MR images, standard (left) and magnified (right) views, obtained from an ideal candidate for ETV, showing a pineal region cyst with obstruction of the posterior third ventricle. Circle indicates the anterior commissure relative to the lamina terminalis (asterisk).

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