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Lateral and Third Ventricles

Last Updated: March 25, 2020

Introduction

Operative approaches to the lateral and third ventricles are made challenging by their deep position near the center of intracranial space, complete encasement in neural tissue, curved shape within the cerebrum, variable shape and size in the different lobes, narrow communicating orifices making them susceptible to obstruction, expansile nature allowing them to act as mass lesions, and walls containing important motor, sensory, and visual pathways...

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