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Extreme lateral transcondylar approach: meningioma of the CVJ & upper cervical spine

Extreme lateral transcondylar approach: meningioma of the CVJ & upper cervical spine

"Extreme lateral transcondylar approach: meningioma of the CVJ & upper cervical spine" Ventrally based meningiomas at the craniovertebral junction can be challenging tumors to remove because of their deep location anterior to the lower brainstem and upper cervical spinal cord, and close association with complex neurovascular structures. In this operative video manuscript, the author demonstrates an illustrative step-by-step technique for microsurgical resection of a ventrally based meningioma extending from the foramen magnum to C-2 using the extreme lateral transcondylar approach. The operative technique and surgical nuances, including the surgical approach, intradural tumor removal, and cranial base reconstruction, are illustrated in this video atlas. James K. Liu, MD Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

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