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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Apr;50(2):457-465. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2016.12.017. Epub 2017 Feb 1.

The Making of a Skull Base Team and the Value of Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Sinonasal and Ventral Skull Base Malignancies.

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1
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Lothrop Street, EEI Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. Electronic address: snydermanch@upmc.edu.
2
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Lothrop Street, EEI Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
3
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 200 Lothrop Street, PUH B-400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Abstract

The management of sinonasal and ventral skull base malignancies is best performed by a team. Although the composition of the team may vary, it is important to have multidisciplinary representation. There are multiple obstacles, both individual and institutional, that must be overcome to develop a highly functioning team. Adequate training is an important part of team-building and can be fostered with surgical telementoring. A quality improvement program should be incorporated into the activities of a skull base team.

KEYWORDS:

Endoscopic endonasal surgery; Sinonasal malignancy; Skull base team; Training

PMID:
28160995
DOI:
10.1016/j.otc.2016.12.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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