Selection of Operative Corridor
Last Updated: September 30, 2018
The pineal region is located deep within the center of the cranial vault and consists of the pineal gland and adjacent structures. Although there are no clear-cut boundaries for the pineal region, it is surrounded superiorly by the splenium of the corpus callosum, posteriorly by the vein of Galen, inferiorly by the quadrigeminal cistern and tectum, and anteriorly by the pineal recess and the posterior third ventricle.
Each of these structures can be subject to mass effect...