Endoscopic anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa and the transpterygoid approach: development of a surgical instruction model.

@article{Fortes2008EndoscopicAO,
  title={Endoscopic anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa and the transpterygoid approach: development of a surgical instruction model.},
  author={Felipe Sartor Guimar{\~a}es Fortes and Lu{\'i}s Ubirajara Sennes and Ricardo L Carrau and R. Pedro Brito and Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas and A. Yasuda and A. J. Rodrigues and Carl H. Snyderman and Amin Kassam},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={44-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) is a narrow space located between the posterior wall of the antrum and the pterygoid plates. Surgical access to the PPF is difficult because of its protected position and its complex neurovascular anatomy. Endonasal approaches using rod lens endoscopes, however, provide better visualization of this area and are associated with less morbidity than external approaches. Our aim was to develop a simple anatomical model using cadaveric specimens injected… CONTINUE READING
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