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Intraoperative Conversion from Endoscopic to Open Transcortical-Transventricular Removal of Colloid Cysts as a Salvage Procedure.

Osorio JA, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Tate MC, Aghi MK, Parsa A, McDermott MW - Cureus (2015)

Bottom Line:  To describe the transcortical-transventricular as an intraoperative salvage procedure and its effect of operative time and outcome.  Thirty-three patients were included in the study. Twenty patients had an endoscopic operation, five had a transcortical-transventricular approach, and eight underwent an interhemispheric approach for resection.We believe that younger patients, patients with large cysts that fill the third ventricle, or those with recurrence after prior treatment would benefit from open transcortical excision as a safe and effective operative approach using modern image-guided systems.Consent was formally obtained or waived for all subjects present within this study.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

ABSTRACT

Objective:  To describe the transcortical-transventricular as an intraoperative salvage procedure and its effect of operative time and outcome.

Methods:  Thirty-three patients were included in the study. Twenty patients had an endoscopic operation, five had a transcortical-transventricular approach, and eight underwent an interhemispheric approach for resection. Based on common cyst location in the roof of the third ventricle, we propose a simple classification of surgical operative zones based on relationships defined by the anterior column of the fornix, the septal vein, and the medial atrial vein.

Results:  Complete capsule removal was achieved in 35% of endoscopic operations, 100% of transcortical-transventricular operations, and 63% of the interhemispheric operations. Operative time was 176 minutes for endoscopic operations, whereas the operative time for cases that converted to the transcortical-transventricular approach was 190 minutes (p=0.39).

Conclusion:  A surgical-based classification of zones within the roof of the third ventricle that can be accessed with microsurgical techniques is proposed. Both endoscopic and microsurgical cyst aspiration and excision remain options. We believe that younger patients, patients with large cysts that fill the third ventricle, or those with recurrence after prior treatment would benefit from open transcortical excision as a safe and effective operative approach using modern image-guided systems. Consent was formally obtained or waived for all subjects present within this study.

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FIG5: Kaplan-Meier curves used to generate time to recurrence estimates.

Mentions: Median length of follow-up was five weeks. There were four recurrences; two in the endoscopic group, one in the transfrontal group, and one in the interhemispheric group. There was no difference in recurrence-free survival times between the three surgical approach groups (Figure 5) (p = 0.41, log-rank test).


Intraoperative Conversion from Endoscopic to Open Transcortical-Transventricular Removal of Colloid Cysts as a Salvage Procedure.

Osorio JA, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Tate MC, Aghi MK, Parsa A, McDermott MW - Cureus (2015)

Kaplan-Meier curves used to generate time to recurrence estimates.
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FIG5: Kaplan-Meier curves used to generate time to recurrence estimates.
Mentions: Median length of follow-up was five weeks. There were four recurrences; two in the endoscopic group, one in the transfrontal group, and one in the interhemispheric group. There was no difference in recurrence-free survival times between the three surgical approach groups (Figure 5) (p = 0.41, log-rank test).

Bottom Line:  To describe the transcortical-transventricular as an intraoperative salvage procedure and its effect of operative time and outcome.  Thirty-three patients were included in the study. Twenty patients had an endoscopic operation, five had a transcortical-transventricular approach, and eight underwent an interhemispheric approach for resection.We believe that younger patients, patients with large cysts that fill the third ventricle, or those with recurrence after prior treatment would benefit from open transcortical excision as a safe and effective operative approach using modern image-guided systems.Consent was formally obtained or waived for all subjects present within this study.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

ABSTRACT

Objective:  To describe the transcortical-transventricular as an intraoperative salvage procedure and its effect of operative time and outcome.

Methods:  Thirty-three patients were included in the study. Twenty patients had an endoscopic operation, five had a transcortical-transventricular approach, and eight underwent an interhemispheric approach for resection. Based on common cyst location in the roof of the third ventricle, we propose a simple classification of surgical operative zones based on relationships defined by the anterior column of the fornix, the septal vein, and the medial atrial vein.

Results:  Complete capsule removal was achieved in 35% of endoscopic operations, 100% of transcortical-transventricular operations, and 63% of the interhemispheric operations. Operative time was 176 minutes for endoscopic operations, whereas the operative time for cases that converted to the transcortical-transventricular approach was 190 minutes (p=0.39).

Conclusion:  A surgical-based classification of zones within the roof of the third ventricle that can be accessed with microsurgical techniques is proposed. Both endoscopic and microsurgical cyst aspiration and excision remain options. We believe that younger patients, patients with large cysts that fill the third ventricle, or those with recurrence after prior treatment would benefit from open transcortical excision as a safe and effective operative approach using modern image-guided systems. Consent was formally obtained or waived for all subjects present within this study.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus