The modified hemi-Lothrop procedure: A variation of the endoscopic endonasal approach for resection of a supraorbital psammomatoid ossifying fibroma

James K. Liu, Zachary S. Mendelson, Pariket M. Dubal, Neena Mirani, Jean Anderson Eloy

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Abstract

Tumors in the supraorbital region are most commonly accessed through transcranial approaches, including fronto-orbital, orbitozygomatic, and eyebrow supraorbital keyhole approaches. Purely endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) are more challenging to perform because of limitations in access and visualization for lateral extension beyond the midline corridor. The modified hemi-Lothrop procedure, a variation of an extended EEA, allows for binostril access and visualization of the lateral supraorbital region while preserving the contralateral frontal sinus drainage pathway. The operative technique and nuances are illustrated in a rare case of a supraorbital juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (JPOF) causing symptomatic orbital compression. The key components of the approach consisted of an endoscopic Draf IIB (left frontal sinusotomy) ipsilateral to the tumor, and a superior septectomy for binostril bimanual instrumentation. Excellent visualization, access, and tumor removal of the supraorbital region was achieved with angled endoscopy and curved instrumentation from the contralateral nasal cavity and through the septectomy window (''cross-court'' trajectory). The modified hemi-Lothrop procedure with angled endoscopy is a safe and effective alternative route to traditional transcranial approaches to access the supraorbital region. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a supraorbital JPOF that was successfully resected via a purely EEA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2233-2238
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Surgery

Keywords

  • Endoscopic endonasal approach
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma
  • Modified hemi-Lothrop
  • Skull base tumor
  • Supraorbital tumor

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