Skull base lesions: a classification and surgical approaches.

  title={Skull base lesions: a classification and surgical approaches.},
  author={Arvind Kumar and Galdino E. Valvassori and Jafar J. Jafar and Mahood Mafee},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={96 3},
An anatomic classification of lesions affecting the skull base is proposed according to which this region can be divided into a midline compartment and two lateral compartments: a petrotemporal and an infratemporal. The majority of lesions studied radiographically in 56 patients were confined to one of these anatomic subdivisions. The advantages of such a classification are discussed. The surgical approaches to these compartments and to the anterior middle and posterior cranial fossae are… CONTINUE READING

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