Cavernous Malformations of the Brainstem: A Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach
For selected cases of cavernous malformations of the brainstem (CMBs), the extreme lateral variant may be associated with the opening of the tentorium (extreme lateral transtentorial approach), which provides a better exposure anteriorly, including the postero-medial surface of the temporal lobe. The resection shown here uses an extreme lateral variant of the Supracerebellar Infratentorial (SCIT) approach.
Robert F. Spetzler
Neurosurgery. 66(2):389-399, February 2010