CC BY 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2019; 05(02): e42-e45
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693082
Case Report
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Purely Endoscopic Resection of Cavernoma of the Septum Pellucidum

Sara Baldo
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
,
Salima Magrini
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
,
Leonello Tacconi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
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Publication History

07 March 2018

10 January 2019

Publication Date:
17 June 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

The intraventricular location of a cavernoma is a rare entity and accounts for approximately 2.5% of all cavernomas of the central nervous system. They are commonly found in the lateral ventricle followed by the third and fourth ventricles. The location in the septum pellucidum is rare, and only four cases have been reported in the international literature. An open craniotomy was performed in all these cases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a cavernoma of the septum pellucidum successfully resected using a purely endoscopic transventricular approach.

Note

Portions of this work were presented in poster form as proceeding at the 65th National Congress of Italian Society of Neurosurgery, Rome, Italy, October 19–21, 2016.