Complications of craniofacial resection for tumors involving the anterior skull base.

@article{Kraus1994ComplicationsOC,
  title={Complications of craniofacial resection for tumors involving the anterior skull base.},
  author={Dennis H. Kraus and Jatin P Shah and Ehud Arbit and Joseph H. Galicich and Elliot W Strong},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1994},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={307-12}
}
BACKGROUND A consecutive series of 85 patients undergoing craniofacial resection for malignant tumors involving the anterior cranial base between 1974 and 1992 was reviewed. RESULTS There were two (2%) postoperative deaths. Postoperative complications occurred in 33 (39%) patients. Local major complications occurred in 26 (31%) patients, local minor in 7 (8%), and systemic in 5 (6%). More than one complication occurred in a number of patients. Bacterial contamination led to a significant… CONTINUE READING

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