Reconstruction of the third through sixth cranial nerves during cavernous sinus surgery.

@article{Sekhar1992ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the third through sixth cranial nerves during cavernous sinus surgery.},
  author={Laligam N. Sekhar and Giuseppe Lanzino and Chandranath N. Sen and S Pomonis},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={935-43}
}
Sixteen reconstruction procedures of the third through sixth cranial nerves were carried out in 14 patients during operations on 149 tumors involving the cavernous sinus. A direct end-to-end anastomosis was performed in five nerves, whereas in 11 cases the nerve stumps were bridged by means of an interposing nerve graft. The sixth cranial nerve was most frequently reconstructed (nine cases). In four cases, the fifth nerve or root was repaired. The third nerve was reconstructed in two patients… CONTINUE READING

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