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Extended Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Lesions Invading Infratemporal Fossa: Anatomic Study and Clinical Application

  • Mastronardi L.
  • Corrivetti F.
  • Scavo C.G.
  • Cacciotti G.
  • Roperto R.
  • Sufianov A.
  • De Waele L.
  • Fukushima T.
Дата публикации:01.06.2020
Журнал: World Neurosurgery
БД: Scopus
Ссылка: Scopus


© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Skull base tumors arising from the middle cranial fossa and invading of the infratemporal fossa (ITF) and middle cranial fossa are challenging for neurosurgeons, because of complex anatomy and critical neurovascular structure involvement. The first pioneering ITF approaches resulted in invasive procedures and carried a high rate of surgical morbidity. However, the acquisition of deep anatomical knowledge, and the development operative skills and reconstruction techniques allowed surgeons to achieve total or near total resection of many ITF lesions with a low morbidity rate. In Video 1 we illustrate our technique for the anterior ITF approach for the surgical treatment of a middle cranial fossa meningioma invading the ITF. This surgical video describes the anterior ITF approach in 2 steps. First, a standard extradural middle fossa approach subtemporal approach is performed on a cadaveric specimen, illustrating the anterior extension to the cavernous sinus. Second, the anterior ITF approach is performed for the surgical treatment of a temporal lobe meningioma with extension to the anterior ITF. This technique provides a minimally invasive approach for treating middle fossa lesions with anterior ITF extension.

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