A modified lateral decubitus position for surgical approaches to midline posterior fossa lesions: Technical note

Mark Dias, Keith E. Aronyk

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Abstract

Although a number of operative positions have been described for approaching midline posterior fossa tumors, all have potential disadvantages and complications. We describe a modified lateral decubitus position for the removal of posterior fossa tumors. The position allows blood and cerebrospinal fluid to drain from the operative wound and provides a straight-on view of the posterior fossa contents. It also allows the surgeon to sit comfortably during tumor removal, thereby reducing operator fatigue. We have found this to be a reliable and valuable approach for posterior fossa pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Infratentorial Neoplasms
Fatigue
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Pathology
Wounds and Injuries
Neoplasms
Surgeons

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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In: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 210-213.

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