Microsurgical decompression of tumor of a rare posterior third ventricular pathology

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Of the posterior third ventricular tumors, a papillary tumor of the pineal gland is a rare entity that originates from specialized ependymoma of the subcommissural organ. In this video narration, we present a case of a 33-year-old male with headaches and recent cognitive decline due to a posterior third ventricular lesion. The patient underwent a posterior interhemispheric approach, and a gross-total decompression was achieved with no signs of recurrence in a 2-year follow-up period. With this case we highlight the microsurgical technique employed for decompressing tumors of the posterior third ventricular region with preservation of eloquent structures and draining veins.

The video can be found here:https://youtu.be/o0WbyOqmtX0.

Of the posterior third ventricular tumors, a papillary tumor of the pineal gland is a rare entity that originates from specialized ependymoma of the subcommissural organ. In this video narration, we present a case of a 33-year-old male with headaches and recent cognitive decline due to a posterior third ventricular lesion. The patient underwent a posterior interhemispheric approach, and a gross-total decompression was achieved with no signs of recurrence in a 2-year follow-up period. With this case we highlight the microsurgical technique employed for decompressing tumors of the posterior third ventricular region with preservation of eloquent structures and draining veins.

The video can be found here:https://youtu.be/o0WbyOqmtX0.

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INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online January 1, 2016; DOI: http://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2016.1.FocusVid.15470.CORRESPONDENCE Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS, Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, PO Box 33932, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932. email: ananda@lsuhsc.edu.

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