Single-Stage Neuro-rhinosurgical Operation and Management of Malignant Tumors of the Anterior Cranial Skull Base
The anatomical relationships in malignant tumors of the anterior cranial skull base with additional involvement of both the intracranial space and the paranasal sinuses, the orbit, and the nasal cavity has resulted in different surgical approaches to these tumors. Most authors prefer separate transcranial and transfacial approaches. We present the method and results of a single-stage transcranial—transbasal approach which permits total removal of the tumor without an additional transfacial operation. The authors’ experiences with this technique in the treatment of esthe-sioneuroblastomas have already been reported on elsewhere .
KeywordsNasal Cavity Skull Base Paranasal Sinus Maxillary Sinus Sphenoidal Sinus
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