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Francesco Certo, Giada Toccaceli, Roberto Altieri and Giuseppe M. V. Barbagallo

We present a case of a 62-year-old man with acute onset of diplopia, headache, and vomiting for a bleeding thalamomesencephalic cavernoma. The lesion was removed via the anterior transcallosal transchoroidal approach. His head was slightly flexed and a right paramedian craniotomy for an interhemispheric approach was performed. The interhemispheric fissure was split and, after callosotomy, the choroidal fissure was opened along the tenia fornicis to enter the velum interpositum and enlarge the foramen of Monro. The cavernoma was then identified and resected. There were no long-term postoperative neurological deficits. This approach is a valid alternative for thalamomesencephalic lesions.

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