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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(6): 447-455.
Infratemporal Fossa Approach to Lesions in the Base of the Skull.
Sang Pyung Lee, Jang Gu Kweon, Sung Kyoo Hwang, In Suk Hamm, Yeun Mook Park, Seung Lae Kim, Sang Heun Lee, Jun Sik Park, Tae Hwan Cho
1Departments of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Taegu, Korea.
2Departments of Otolaryngology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Taegu, Korea.
The technique and results of infratemporal fossa approach of jugular formamen meuroma and clivus chordoma are presented. The infratemporal fossa approach allowed radical removal of jugualr foramen neuroma and effective palliative removal of clivus chordoma. The basic features of infratemporal fossa approach are permanent anterior displacement of the facial nerve, subtotal petrosectomy and obliteration of the middle ear cleft.
Key Words: Infratemporal fossa approach; Jugular foramen neuroma; Chordoma; Facial nerve
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