S. Luzzi, A. Giotta Lucifero, M. Del Maestro, C. Gragnaniello, R. Galzio

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The far lateral approach is an inferolateral extension of the lateral suboccipital approach. Introduced for the treatment of the vertebrobasilar junction and proximal posterior-inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms, over the years, it has also become a workhorse approach for ventral foramen magnum meningiomas and, generally, intradural extra-axial lesions located anterior to the dentate ligament. In this chapter, we review the technical steps of the far lateral approach, also focusing on its transcondylar, supracondylar, and paracondylar extensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurovascular Surgical Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationa Case-Based Approach
PublisherNova Science Publisher Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781536182644
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Far lateral approach
  • Posterior circulation aneurysms
  • Posterior-inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms
  • Transcondylar approach
  • VA Aneurysms
  • VBJ Aneurysms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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