Advertisement

The Microanatomical Basis for Cavernous Sinus Surgery

  • B. Sadasivan
  • M. Dujovny
  • S. Ma
  • L. J. Zamorano
  • H. G. Mirchandani
  • S. C. Ohaegbulam
  • J. I. Ausman
Conference paper

Abstract

The cavernous sinus (CS) is the venous space on either side of the sella turcica. It extends from the superior orbital fissure to the apex of the petrous temporal bone. There have been several reports on direct surgery within the CS. Parkinson (1965) introduced direct surgery within the CS through a transdural opening in the dural wall. We have used a superior approach through the roof of the CS for direct surgery on intracavernous aneurysms. This study evaluates the microanatomical features of the CS that form the basis for surgery through the roof or the lateral wall of the CS.

Keywords

Cranial Nerve Lateral Wall Cavernous Sinus Abducens Nerve Oculomotor Nerve 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Matsuoka Y, Hakuba A, Kshi H, Nishimura S (1986) Direct surgical treatment of in- tracavernous internal carotid artery aneurysms: report of four cases. Surg Neurol 26: 360–364PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Parkinson D (1965) A surgical approach to the cavernous portion of the carotid artery. Anatomical studies and case report. J Neurosurg 23: 474–483PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Sadasivan
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Dujovny
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. J. Zamorano
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. G. Mirchandani
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. C. Ohaegbulam
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. I. Ausman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DetroitUSA
  2. 2.EnuguNigeria

Personalised recommendations