Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Oct;153(10):1949-54. doi: 10.1007/s00701-011-1089-z. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

The fully endoscopic supraorbital trans-eyebrow keyhole approach to the anterior and middle skull base.

Author information

  • 1Skull Base Surgery Unit, Department of Neurosurgery A, Pierre Wertheimer Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purely endoscopic eyebrow supraorbital approach is an alternative to both the endoscopic endonasal and eyebrow microsurgical routes to the anterior and middle cranial base. It combines an enhanced visualization provided by the endoscope and the absence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and nasal complications.

METHODS:

A trans-eyebrow 2-cm craniotomy is designed to allow the placement of a straight endoscope and visualize the skull base from the cribriform plate to the mesiotemporal lobe.

RESULT:

Visualization is considerably improved, while the keyhole mini-invasive concept is respected.

CONCLUSION:

The purely endoscopic eyebrow supraorbital keyhole approach is a valuable and alternative minimally invasive route to anterior and middle skull base lesions.

PMID:
21818644
DOI:
10.1007/s00701-011-1089-z
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center