Endonasal transsphenoidal transclival removal of prepontine epidermoid tumors: technical note.

@article{Esposito2005EndonasalTT,
  title={Endonasal transsphenoidal transclival removal of prepontine epidermoid tumors: technical note.},
  author={Felice Esposito and Donald P. Becker and J. Pablo Villablanca and Daniel F. Kelly},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 2 Suppl},
  pages={E443; discussion E443}
}
OBJECTIVE Prepontine retroclival tumors have typically been removed through a variety of anterolateral, lateral, and posterolateral cranial base approaches. Here, we describe an endonasal transclival cranial base approach for removal of prepontine epidermoid tumors. METHODS Two men, 40 and 52 years old, each presented with a history of headaches and cranial nerve deficits. In each patient, magnetic resonance imaging showed a large T1 hypointense/T2 hyperintense mass occupying the posterior… CONTINUE READING
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