[Opening of the carotid canal in the skull base surgery: drilling of the carotid canal triangle].

@article{Kawakami1993OpeningOT,
  title={[Opening of the carotid canal in the skull base surgery: drilling of the carotid canal triangle].},
  author={Katsuhiro Kawakami and Kazuyuki Kawamoto and Hiroshi Tsuji},
  journal={No shinkei geka. Neurological surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={
          1013-9
        }
}
With the recent advance in skull base surgery, approaches to the cavernous sinus and frontal skull base have been established and introduced positively. The author has applied extensive transbasal approach to lesions in the frontal skull base, and transzygomatic approach to those in the middle skull base, but since the fact that the internal carotid artery runs inside the temporal bone restricts surgical procedure for lesions extending not only to the middle skull base but to the infratemporal… CONTINUE READING