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Introduction

Evolution of Techniques to Approach the Base of the Skull
  • Francesco Tomasello

Abstract

The skull base is not only the dividing wall between the intracranial content and the facial compartment with the upper respiratory and digestive tracts, but it also allows the passage of vital neurovascular structures entering and exiting the brain. For this reason skull-base surgery is one of the most challenging areas of surgery.

Keywords

Cavernous Sinus Acoustic Neuroma Transsphenoidal Approach Endoscopic Endonasal Approach Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Tomasello
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of NeurosurgeryUniversity of MessinaItaly

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