Endoscopic cranial base surgery: classification of operative approaches.

TitleEndoscopic cranial base surgery: classification of operative approaches.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume62
Issue5
Pagination991-1002; discussion 1002-5
Date Published2008 May
ISSN0148-396X
AbstractEndoscopic cranial base surgery is a minimal access, maximally aggressive alternative to traditional transfacial, transcranial, or combined open cranial base approaches. Previous descriptions of endoscopic approaches have used varying terminology, which can be confusing to the new practitioner. Indications for surgery are not well defined. Our objective was to create a comprehensive classification system of the various approaches and describe their indications with case examples.
URLhttps://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-lookup/doi/10.1227/01.neu.0000325861.06832.06
DOI10.1227/01.neu.0000325861.06832.06
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18580797?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleNeurosurgery