Surgical results of an endoscopic endonasal approach for clival chordomas

@article{Saito2012SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical results of an endoscopic endonasal approach for clival chordomas},
  author={Katsuya Saito and Masahiro Toda and Toshiki Tomita and Kaoru Ogawa and Kazunari Yoshida},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2012},
  volume={154},
  pages={879-886}
}
The surgical approaches for clival chordomas remain controversial, although the extent of resection is one of the most important factors for long survival rates. Recently an endoscopic endonasal approach in good collaboration with otolaryngologists has attracted major attention as a surgical approach for clival chordomas. We describe our experience with the endoscopic endonasal approach and provide a review of the literature. Between 2008 and 2011, six operations were performed via the… CONTINUE READING

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