The Extended Transbasal Approach: A Quantitative Anatomical and Histological Study

@article{Honeybul1999TheET,
  title={The Extended Transbasal Approach: A Quantitative Anatomical and Histological Study},
  author={Stephen Honeybul and Glenn Neil-Dwyer and Dorothy A. Lang and Barrie T. Evans and Roy O. Weller and Jeff Gill},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={1999},
  volume={141},
  pages={251-259}
}
 Since its introduction in 1972 the transbasal approach to the anterior fossa and sphenoethmoidal region has undergone a number of modifications. The extended transbasal approach with preservation of olfaction not only improves exposure of the anterior fossa, but also provides access to the clivus as far inferiorly as the foramen magnum.  An anatomical study has been undertaken to photographically demonstrate and quantify the varying degrees of exposure that this technique provides. The… CONTINUE READING

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