Increasing exposure of the petrous internal carotid artery for revascularization using the transzygomatic extended middle fossa approach: a cadaveric morphometric study.

@article{Liu2006IncreasingEO,
  title={Increasing exposure of the petrous internal carotid artery for revascularization using the transzygomatic extended middle fossa approach: a cadaveric morphometric study.},
  author={James K C Liu and Takanori Fukushima and Tetsuro Sameshima and Ossama Al-Mefty and William T. Couldwell},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 4 Suppl 2},
  pages={ONS309-18; discussion ONS318-9}
}
OBJECTIVE When internal carotid artery (ICA) sacrifice is planned in the management of difficult tumors or aneurysms at the cranial base, the petrous ICA may be a useful site for anastomosis for interpositional vascular bypass. However, exposure of the artery and performing an anastomosis in this region may be technically challenging because of the narrow working corridor. The authors describe a transzygomatic extended middle fossa approach that maximizes the exposure of the petrous ICA for… CONTINUE READING

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