Endoscopic endonasal transclival resection of chordomas: operative technique, clinical outcome, and review of the literature.

TitleEndoscopic endonasal transclival resection of chordomas: operative technique, clinical outcome, and review of the literature.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume112
Issue5
Pagination1061-9
Date Published2010 May
ISSN0022-3085
AbstractTranscranial approaches to clival chordomas provide a circuitous route to the site of origin of the tumor often involving extensive bone drilling and brain retraction, which places critical neurovascular structures between the surgeon and pathology. For certain chordomas, the endonasal endoscopic transclival approach is a novel minimal access, but it is an equally aggressive alternative providing the most direct route to the tumor epicenter.
URLhttp://thejns.org/doi/abs/10.3171/2009.7.JNS081504?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.3171/2009.7.JNS081504
PubMed Linkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19698043?dopt=Abstract
Short TitleJ Neurosurg