The endoscopic endonasal approach or microscopic transcranial approach for anterior skull base meningiomas—it is all about right indication rather than superiority

  • Ivo S. MuskensEmail author
  • Amir H. Zamanipoor Najafabadi
  • Marike L. D. Broekman
Letter to the Editor (by Invitation) - Tumor - Meningioma
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  1. Tumor – Meningioma



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryHaaglanden Medical CenterThe HagueThe Netherlands

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