Endoscopic anterior skull base resection for esthesioneuroblastoma

Adam M. Zanation, Roy R. Casiano, Ricardo L. Carrau, Carl H. Snyderman, Amin B. Kassam, Paul A. Gardner, Daniel M. Prevedello, Candace A. Mitchell, Arlan H. Mintz

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Abstract

Esthesioneuroblastomas (ENB) are relatively rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of malignant sinus tumors. The presentation, preoperative evaluation, imaging, and staging are described. The roles of endoscopic endonasal resection and the traditional transcranial subfrontal approach are compared. The endoscopic surgical technique is emphasized including postoperative repair. The early outcomes of patients who have undergone this approach as well as the role of adjunctive treatment including radiation therapy are described. Potential complications from CSF leak to infectious to vascular are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
PublisherS. Karger AG
Pages87-103
Number of pages17
Volume26
ISBN (Electronic)9783805592116
ISBN (Print)9783805592109
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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