Challenging reconstructive techniques for skull base defect following endoscopic endonasal approaches

@article{Kong2011ChallengingRT,
  title={Challenging reconstructive techniques for skull base defect following endoscopic endonasal approaches},
  author={D Z Kong and Hyo Yeol Kim and Se-Hwan Kim and Jin-Young Min and Do-Hyun Nam and Kwan Jin Park and H J Dhong and Jong Hyun Kim},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2011},
  volume={153},
  pages={807-813}
}
We assessed the outcomes of various reconstructive methods for skull base defect after endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA) depending on the degree of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. Between Jan. 2008 and Sep. 2009, 122 consecutive patients underwent 124 EEA for sellar and extra-sellar lesions. Intraoperative CSF leaks were classified as grade 0, no intraoperative CSF leak; grade 1, low output; and grade 2, high-output based on the degree of CSF leakage and size of opening in… CONTINUE READING