Surgical Approaches to the Thalamus in Relation to the White Matter Tracts of the Cerebrum

Baran O., Baydin S., Gungor A., Balak N., Middlebrooks E., Saygr T., ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.128, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.068
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Keywords: Cerebrum, Endoscope, Microneurosurgery, Surgical anatomy, Surgical approaches, Thalamus, Tumors, White matter tracts, CAVERNOUS MALFORMATIONS, MICROSURGICAL ANATOMY, BRAIN, SEGMENTATION, EXPERIENCE, FASCICLE


BACKGROUND: Approaching the thalamus from any angle remains a challenge because of its deep-seated location and intimate relations with adjacent important neurovascular structures and functions such as relaying sensory and motor signals and cognition. Our aim was to explore the relationship of the white matter tracts of the cerebrum to the thalamus using a fiber dissection technique, to delineate anatomic principles of approaches to the thalamus, and to discuss the tracts at risk in relation to each approach.