Surgical anatomy of the infratemporal fossa: the styloid diaphragm revisited.

@article{Bejjani1998SurgicalAO,
  title={Surgical anatomy of the infratemporal fossa: the styloid diaphragm revisited.},
  author={Ghassan K. Bejjani and Bob Sullivan and E Salas-Lopez and James Abello and Donald C. Wright and Abdo Jurjus and Laligam N. Sekhar},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={842-52; discussion 852-3}
}
INTRODUCTION The infratemporal fossa (ITF) gives passage to most major cerebral vessels and cranial nerves. Dissection of the ITF is essential in many of the lateral cranial base approaches and in exposure of the high cervical internal carotid artery (ICA). We reviewed the surgical anatomy of this region. METHODS Direct foraminal measurements were made in seven dry skulls (14 sides), and the relationship of these foramina to each other and various landmarks were determined. Ten ITF… CONTINUE READING