The endoscope-assisted ventral approach compared with open microscope-assisted surgery for clival chordomas.

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BACKGROUND The current management paradigm for clival chordomas includes cytoreductive surgery with adjuvant radiotherapy. Surgical approaches have traditionally utilized the microscope to remove these lesions through approaches that require extensive bone drilling, brain retraction, and mobilization of normal anatomy to create a suitably large corridor… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.02.026

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@article{Komotar2011TheEV, title={The endoscope-assisted ventral approach compared with open microscope-assisted surgery for clival chordomas.}, author={Ricardo Jorge Komotar and Robert M Starke and Daniel M S Raper and V. Anand and Theodore H. Schwartz}, journal={World neurosurgery}, year={2011}, volume={76 3-4}, pages={318-27; discussion 259-62} }