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Figure 3: (a) Intraoperative photograph showing the positioning of the patient and a lazy-S or a C-incision being given extending up to the C5 level in the midline. (b and c) The VA is identified over the superior surface of C1 and traced and skeletonized up to its point of entry into the dura. (d) The tumor is identified and the rootlets of the lower cranial nerves are carefully dissected away from the surface of the tumor

Figure 3: (a) Intraoperative photograph showing the positioning of the patient and a lazy-S or a C-incision being given extending up to the C5 level in the midline. (b and c) The VA is identified over the superior surface of C1 and traced and skeletonized up to its point of entry into the dura. (d) The tumor is identified and the rootlets of the lower cranial nerves are carefully dissected away from the surface of the tumor