The Infratemporal Fossa Approach for Lesions of the Skull Base
Space occupying lesions of the skull base are in the borderland of several disciplines. Because these lesions arise in an area which has hitherto been considered surgically inaccessible and dangerous to approach on account of important neural and vascular structures, neither neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists nor head and neck surgeons have been consistently successful in managing these lesions. In the last 10 years, however, with the development of microsurgical techniques and the availability of computerized tomography both the diagnosis and surgical management of these lesions have advanced considerably.
KeywordsInternal Carotid Artery Facial Nerve Cavernous Sinus Glomus Tumor Zygomatic Arch
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