Surgical nuances of the expanded endoscopic anterior skull base craniectomy for hyperostotic meningioma resection

Giuliano Silveira-Bertazzo, Sunil Manjila, Nyall R. London, Daniel M. Prevedello

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Abstract

Background: The rostral expanded endoscopic approach (EEA) to anterior cranial fossa (ACF) has several advantages over transcranial/craniofacial surgery, providing early access to the vascular supply of tumors and reducing morbidities of craniotomy especially that of brain retraction. This article presents endoscopic landmarks and nuances for a wide ACF corridor, with stepwise image-guided dissections highlighting surgical tricks and techniques to enhance surgical safety. Methods: We describe an expanded endoscopic endonasal anterior skull base craniectomy for a recurrent large olfactory groove hyperostotic meningioma, with correlated cadaveric dissections. Conclusion: The widening of rostral EEA can provide a safe and feasible route to access ACF. This article highlights the specific landmarks in endoscopic anatomy with reference to the angle of visualization and bayonetted instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1274
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume162
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • Anterior cranial fossa surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Endonasal
  • Endoscopic
  • Hyperostosis
  • Olfactory groove meningioma
  • Suprasellar
  • Transcribriform
  • Transnasal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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