Management of Skull Base Defects After Surgical Resection of Sinonasal and Ventral Skull Base Malignancies

Jean Anderson Eloy, Emily Marchiano, Alejandro Vázquez, Michael J. Pfisterer, Leila J. Mady, Soly Baredes, James K. Liu

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Abstract

Over the past 2 decades, there has been a significant increase in the resection of larger and more complex ventral skull base malignancies. The resection of these lesions has resulted in the creation of larger and more difficult to repair skull base defects. There are many available options for ventral skull base reconstruction. Despite the variety of reconstructive options, the key objective is to eliminate any communication between the intracranial space and the sinonasal cavity. This article discusses some of the more common techniques currently used for repair of these skull base defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-417
Number of pages21
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Dural defect
  • Endoscopic repair techniques
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Expanded skull base approaches
  • Nasoseptal flap
  • Skull base defects
  • Skull base repair

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