Anterior and Anterolateral Resection for Skull Base Malignancies. Techniques and Complication Avoidance Journal Article


Authors: Marcus, J.; Laufer, I.; Mehrara, B.; Kraus, D.; Singh, B.; Bilsky, M. H.
Article Title: Anterior and Anterolateral Resection for Skull Base Malignancies. Techniques and Complication Avoidance
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. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: cancer surgery; treatment failure; review; postoperative period; cancer risk; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; outcome assessment; computer assisted tomography; tumor biopsy; necrosis; risk assessment; graft failure; preoperative period; endoscopic surgery; surgical infection; surgical risk; craniotomy; seizure; diplopia; endoscopy; wound dehiscence; liquorrhea; meningitis; orbit cellulitis; pneumocephalus; skull base tumor; visual impairment; cerebrovascular accident; osteotomy; skull surgery; epiphora; subdural hematoma; skull radiography; ectropion; enophthalmos; cornea injury; anterior craniofacial; skull base malignancy; subdural empyema
Journal Title: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1042-3680
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2013-01-01
Start Page: 11
End Page: 18
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.nec.2012.08.008
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 23174354
DOI/URL:
Notes: --- - "Export Date: 2 January 2013" - "CODEN: NCNAF" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Bhuvanesh Singh
    219 Singh
  2. Mark H Bilsky
    245 Bilsky
  3. Babak Mehrara
    288 Mehrara
  4. Ilya Laufer
    120 Laufer
  5. Joshua Marcus
    1 Marcus