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Indian J Surg Oncol. 2010 Apr;1(2):125-32. doi: 10.1007/s13193-010-0026-6. Epub 2010 Nov 21.

Management of lateral skull base tumours.

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Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 400 012 India.

Abstract

Lateral skull base tumours arise from overlying skin, parotid, temporal bone, mandible, muscle or the vasculature and they spread in midst of important neurovascular structures. This makes their diagnosis and management challenging. These tumours are primarily dealt with surgery which can be extensive, functionally disabling and cosmetically disfiguring. Tumour biology, involvement of the internal carotid artery and cranial nerves play key roles in management of these tumours. This review will focus on management of common tumours afflicting the lateral skull base.

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Lateral Skull Base; carotid body tumour; glomus; parotid; temporal bone

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