Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2019; 33(02): 114-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685478
Review Article
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Orbitocranial Approaches to the Skull Base

Aurora Vincent
1  Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
,
Weitao Wang
2  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
,
Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
3  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Sameep Kadakia
4  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
,
David Chan
5  Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Chicago, Illinois
,
Yadranko Ducic
3  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication Date:
26 April 2019 (online)

Abstract

There are a myriad of approaches and surgical options for removal and treatment of skull base diseases. While, historically, large open approaches have been preferred, several endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques are now available that preserve intraoperative visualization and surgical success while minimizing morbidity and recovery times. Herein, the authors review common open, minimally invasive, and endoscopic approaches to the anterior skull base.