Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach for Resection of Neurenteric Cysts of the Cervicomedullary Junction (Far-lateral transcondylar approach: surgical technique and its application in neurenteric cysts of the cervicomedullary junction. Report of two cases.)

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Liu, James K.
Title Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach for Resection of Neurenteric Cysts of the Cervicomedullary Junction (Far-lateral transcondylar approach: surgical technique and its application in neurenteric cysts of the cervicomedullary junction. Report of two cases.)
Date 2005-08-15
Description Neurenteric cysts are rare benign lesions of the central nervous system that are lined by endodermal cell-derived epithelium. Although they occur mostly in the spine, they can occur intracranially, most often in the posterior fossa. Neurenteric cysts that are located in the anterior cervicomedullary junction are even rarer and often require a skull base approach for adequate resection. The authors describe two cases of neurenteric cysts arising from the cervicomedullary junction that were resected via a far-lateral transcondylar approach. They discuss the surgical approach and operative nuances involved in removing these lesions, and review the clinical presentation of neurenteric cysts in this region as well as the neuroimaging characteristics, histopathological findings, and surgical management. Intraoperative videos are presented.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 19
Issue 2
First Page 1
Last Page 5
Subject Cervical Vertebrae; Medulla Oblongata; Neural Tube Defects; Neurosurgical Procedure
Subject MESH Adult; Humans; Middle Aged
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Liu, J. K., & Couldwell, W. T. (2005). Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach for Resection of Neurenteric Cysts of the Cervicomedullary Junction, Neurosurg Focus. 15, 19(2), E9. Retrieved on December 21, 2006 from
Rights Management Copyright © 2005 American Association of Neurological Surgeons. (AANS). All rights reserved.
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Date Modified 2012-12-04
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xp7pjw
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