Anterior and Anterolateral Resection for Skull Base Malignancies. Techniques and Complication Avoidance Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Skull Base Neoplasms

abstract

  • Combined anterior cranial base resection is the mainstay of therapy for skull base malignancies. Improvements in surgical techniques and reconstruction have led to a reduction in morbidity and overall better survival rates. Meticulous attention to dural and skull base reconstruction is essential for reducing the major complications, including cerebrospinal fluid leak and pneumocephalus. Complications can be devastating, but timely effective management can limit the severity.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nec.2012.08.008

PubMed ID

  • 23174354

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 11

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 24

number

  • 1