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Middle Cranial Fossa Approach

  • Alessandro Ducati
  • Luciano Mastronardi
  • Luc De Waele
  • Takanori Fukushima

Abstract

The middle fossa approach is an extradural subtemporal route consisting of an anterior petrosectomy. The most relevant indications for the middle cranial fossa approach are: intradural lesions medial to the trigeminal nerve and ventral to the internal auditory canal (IAC), including IAC pathology, mostly in patients with normal hearing [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7].

Keywords

Internal Carotid Artery Internal Auditory Canal Middle Fossa Geniculate Ganglion Gasserian Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Ducati
    • 2
  • Luciano Mastronardi
    • 1
  • Luc De Waele
    • 3
  • Takanori Fukushima
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Dept of Neurosurgery, Sant’Andrea Hospital“Sapienza” University of RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of TorinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgerySint-Lucas HospitalGhentBelgium
  4. 4.Carolina Neuroscience Institute for Skull Base SurgeryRaleigh
  5. 5.Duke UniversityDurham
  6. 6.University of MorgantownUSA

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