Microsurgical and endoscopic anatomy of Liliequist's membrane and the prepontine membranes: cadaveric study and clinical implications

ANIK İ., CEYLAN S., Koc K., TUGASAYGI M., SIRIN G., Gazioglu N., ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.153, no.8, pp.1701-1711, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 153 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-011-0978-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1701-1711
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Liliequist's membrane is mostly described as having a diencephalic leaf, mesencephalic leaf, and diencephalic-mesencephalic leaves in the literature. Also different descriptions of the prepontine membranes were reported. In this study, we visualized the regular structural forms of membranes without disturbing any attachments and defined infrachiasmatic and prepontine safety zones. We discussed the clinical significance of these structures.