Skull base approach to carotid artery lesions: technique, indications, and outcomes.

Abstract

Operative approaches to lesions of the carotid artery at the skull base are challenging and place multiple cranial nerves at risk. Herein, we describe a preauricular approach utilizing anterior dislocation of the temporomandibular joint with microscopic drill-out of the medial glenoid and Eustachian tube to identify and skeletonize the carotid artery in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1301401

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