Operative management of skull base malignancies: choosing the appropriate approach.

@article{Pieper2002OperativeMO,
  title={Operative management of skull base malignancies: choosing the appropriate approach.},
  author={Daniel Pieper and Michael J Larouere and Ian Thomas Jackson},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={e6}
}
Malignant tumors of the skull base are complex lesions. Identifying the indications and contraindications for resection is essential for the successful treatment of these lesions. This requires an understanding of the pathology, principles of resection, and nonsurgical therapeutic modalities. Choosing the appropriate surgical approach requires an understanding of the tumor and its association with the anatomy of the skull base. Preoperative assessment and preparation of the patient for the… CONTINUE READING