CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018; 79(S 02): S223-S224
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1620240
Skull Base: Operative Videos
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Microsurgical Resection of Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma through Left Cranio-orbital Approach

Mirza Pojskić
1   Department of Neurosurgery, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Kenan I. Arnautović
2   Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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12 October 2017

12 December 2017

Publication Date:
16 January 2018 (online)


In this video clip, the authors present the resection of a tuberculum sellae meningioma with compression of the left optic nerve and a chiasm ([Fig. 1]) through a standard cranial orbital (CO) skull base approach.[1] [2] [3] The key step in the tumor resection was microsurgical dissection of left and right A1 segments of the anterior cerebral artery and the anterior communicating artery and the separation of the tumor from these vascular structures. This was followed by careful separation of the meningioma from both optic nerves, the chiasm and the pituitary stalk. The final step was coagulation and resection of the tumor origin on the dura of the tuberculum sellae, devascularizing the tumor. Once this was achieved, the tumor was removed. Using this approach, an optimal surgical corridor to the sellar area was provided while minimizing the retraction of frontal and temporal lobes.

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