Endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach adjunct with vestibular sulcus incision: case report of a minimally invasive access to remove infratemporal fossa tumor

Abstract

To remove tumor located at anterolateral–inferior of infratemporal fossa (ITF) with purely transnasal approach is still a great challenge because of the over lateral angulation. The aim of this study is to present our initial experience—endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach adjunct with vestibular sulcus incision as a simple and minimally invasive approach to remove tumor in this area. Tumor in anterolateral ITF can be well explored via endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach; a simple vestibular sulcus incision provides a second access for two-surgeon co-operation, so tumor can be removed conveniently with minimal invasion. It is a viable alternative to endoscopic extended medial maxillectomy approach or open approaches to this area.

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-014-3485-5

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@article{Chen2014EndoscopicPR, title={Endoscopic prelacrimal recess approach adjunct with vestibular sulcus incision: case report of a minimally invasive access to remove infratemporal fossa tumor}, author={Hai-hong Chen and Feng Wang and Bin-qi Weng and Shen-qing Wang}, journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology}, year={2014}, volume={272}, pages={1813-1817} }