How I do it: anterior interhemispheric approach to tuberculum sellae meningiomas

Acta Neurochirurgica (2021) 163:643–648

Tuberculum sellae meningiomas are deep-seated tumors difficult to access, located in close relation with important neurovascular structures. While the transsphenoidal approach is linked to specific complications, the different reported transcranial approaches are associated with advantages and drawbacks due to the respective angle of attack, with some areas adequately exposed and others partially hidden.

Method We report the technical aspects of the anterior interhemispheric approach we practice.

Conclusion This approach has the advantage of providing full control over all the vasculo-nervous structures involved and of allowing access to the medial aspect of both optic canals tangentially to the dorsum sellae.