Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1459–1462 DOI 10.1007/s00381-017-3480-4 REVIEW PAPER A comprehensive review of the foramina of Luschka: history, anatomy, embryology, and surgery 1 2 2 2 Jaspreet Johal & Phillip Barrett Paulk & Peter C. Oakes & Rod J. Oskouian & 1 1,2 Marios Loukas & R. Shane Tubbs Received: 1 June 2017 /Accepted: 5 June 2017 /Published online: 4 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose The purpose of this review is to comprehensively review the foramina of Luschka in regard to their discovery, The foramina of Luschka (lateral apertures) are paired aper- embryology, anatomy, and surgical relevance. tures in the lateral recesses of the fourth ventricle . These Methods This subject review of the foramina of Luschka was two recesses travel laterally beneath the cerebellar peduncles composed after conducting a thorough review of the available (Fig. 1). This foramen warrants recognition and further study literature on this topic using PubMed and other primary as cystic dilations within the posterior cranial fossa resulting sources. from blockages or other pathologies of the foramina of Results The foramina of Luschka are paired apertures located Luschka can result in progressive neurological pathologies in the lateral recesses of the fourth
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Published: Jul 4, 2017
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