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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2001 Dec;34(6):1105-21, ix.

Transoral approaches to the clivus and nasopharynx.

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Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UCDMC Center for Skull Base Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA.


This article presents the surgical anatomy of the clivus, nasopharynx, and craniocervical junction as it relates to the transoral approach to the midline basicranium. Particular attention is given to the indications, limitations, and complications of this procedure. The transpalatal approach is discussed in detail. Finally, the transmandibular approach is also briefly discussed.

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