The cranial base is a complex 3-D region that contains critical neurovascular structures. Pathologies affecting this region represent some of the most challenging lesions to manage due to difficulty with access and risk of significant postoperative morbidity. With the development of expanded endonasal endoscopic approaches, skull base surgeons use the nose and paranasal sinuses as a corridor to access selected ventral skull base lesions. This review discusses high-resolution imaging in the evaluation of patients with skull base lesions considered for endonasal endoscopic surgery, summarizes various expanded endonasal endoscopic approaches, and provides examples of commonly used expanded endonasal endoscopic procedures.
- Endonasal endoscopic approach
- Skull base
- Skull base imaging
- Skull base surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging