Choroidal fissure and choroidal fissure cysts: a comprehensive review
In this paper, the authors discuss the embryology and anatomy of the choroidal fissure, as well as the pathophysiology and treatment of cerebrospinal fluid cysts of this structure. Understanding its anatomical relations to nearby structures plays an essential role during brain surgeries. With the advancement and availability of imaging techniques, lesions of the choroidal fissure are often found incidentally. Patients are usually asymptomatic or exhibit symptoms that do not correlate with anatomical location or do not require surgical treatment. The choroidal fissure is a key landmark used during brain surgery. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of it and nearby anatomical structures is essential. Choroidal fissure cysts can be found incidentally, and well-known key features will allow one to differentiate them from other lesions. Surgical treatment should be reserved for symptomatic patients while asymptomatic patients should be monitored.
Choroidal Fissure Cysts
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