ArticlesMicrosurgery of Insular Gliomas: Part II: Opening of the Sylvian FissureYaşargil, M. Gazi M.D.; Krisht, Ali F. M.D.; Türe, Ugur M.D.; Al-Mefty, Ossama M.D.; Yaşargil, Dianne C.H. R.N.Author Information Learning Objectives:After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recall the craniotomy approach for exploration of the insula. 2. Describe the microsurgical anatomy of the arteries and veins encountered while opening the sylvian fissure. 3. Describe the microsurgical techniques of opening the sylvian fissure. Dr. Yaşargil is Professor, Dr. Krisht is Associate Professor, Dr. Al-Mefty is Professor, Mrs. Yaşargil is Research Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot #507, Little Rock, AR 72205; and Dr. Türe is Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul. Free CD Included With This Issue Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, with the support of AESCULAP, has produced a CD on opening of the sylvian fissure that is included with this issue of Contemporary Neurosurgery. The CD, “Microsurgery of Insular Gliomas: Opening of the Sylvian Fissure,” features surgery by Professor M. Gazi Yaşargil, M.D., edited by Ali F. Krisht, M.D. We hope you will find the CD a helpful addition to this issue. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Category: Tumor Contemporary Neurosurgery: June 15th, 2002 - Volume 24 - Issue 12 - p 1-5 Buy © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.