Cerebral revascularization in skull base tumors

Stacey Quintero Wolfe, Ramachandra P. Tummala, Jacques J. Morcos

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Abstract

Skull base tumors involving the carotid artery pose a difficult surgical challenge. The potential for bypass grafting for cerebral revascularization carries inherent risks but may aid in tumor resection and control in those who warrant carotid sacrifice but have inappropriate natural cerebrovascular reserve. We include a review of the literature discussing the indications for carotid resection as part of skull base tumor surgery, indications for cerebral revascularization, balloon test occlusion, graft types and operative technique, complications, and results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-82
Number of pages12
JournalSkull Base
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

Keywords

  • Carotid occlusion
  • Radial artery bypass graft
  • Revascularization
  • Saphenous vein bypass graft
  • Skull base tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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