Cavernous malformations (CVMs) located in the thalamus are uncommon. However, they pose difficulties for resection because of their close proximity to eloquent areas of the brain and vascular structures, and all surgical corridors to access them are narrow. In this video, we report the case of a 19-year-old woman who presented with a long-standing history of right hemiparesis with recent deterioration. MRI revealed a large CVM located in the left thalamus, with signs of recent hemorrhage extending to the left cerebral peduncle. Resection was achieved with a paramedian contralateral supracerebellar infratentorial approach in a semisitting position, with an uneventful postoperative course.
The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/Arvu52FkHOE.