Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 28, Issue 4 (April 2000)

Infratemporal Fossa Approach for Mid-skull Base Lesion : its usefulness, surgical anatomy, and intraoperative device Toshiro KATSUTA 1 , Tooru INOUE 1 , Hiroshi KUBA 1 , Ken UDA 1 , Akinori MASUDA 2 , Katsunori HIGUCHI 3 , Yoshihiro NATORI 4 , Rhoton Albert L 5 1Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Research Institute National Kyushu Medical Center Hospital 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinical Research Institute National Kyushu Medical Center Hospital 3Department of Oral Surgery, Clinical Research Institute, National Kyushu Medical Center Hospital 4Department of Neurosurgery, Kyushu University 5Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida Keyword: clivus , skull base , infratemporal fossa , mastoidectomy , anatomy pp.321-327
Published Date 2000/4/10
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The usefulness of the infratemporal fossa type C approach is reported through a presentation of a case of clival chordoma, which was successfully treated by this approach. Although it is complicated and in-cludes some demerits, this approach gives a shorter and wider access to mid-skull base pathology than other approaches. Among the demerits, deformity of the temporal region caused by extensive drilling of the bone could be minimized by cosmetic mastoidectomy, which was first applied during this approach by the authors. The surgical anatomy for this approach is demonstrated using a cadaver specimen.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
28巻4号 (2000年4月)
電子版ISSN 1882-1251 印刷版ISSN 0301-2603 医学書院