The anatomic variations and surgical windows among optic chiasm/nerves and carotid arteries in the sellar region play a role in choosing the best surgical approaches: A Cadaveric study


NEUROCIRUGIA, vol.31, no.3, pp.112-118, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.neucir.2019.10.002
  • Journal Name: NEUROCIRUGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-118
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Understanding the relationship between the carotid artery, optic nerve and the anterior clinoid process is the basis of surgical approaches performed in the subchiasmal region. The location of the optic chiasm, the length of the optic nerves, and the distance and angle between the optic nerves determine the route of surgical approaches. We have determined the types of optic chiasm to study the relationship between vascular and neural structures in this region.