The turbinal flap: an additional option for anterior skull base reconstruction. Cadaveric feasibility study and case report.

@article{Schreiber2017TheTF,
  title={The turbinal flap: an additional option for anterior skull base reconstruction. Cadaveric feasibility study and case report.},
  author={Alberto Schreiber and Davide Mattavelli and Marco Ferrari and Vittorio Rampinelli and Davide Lancini and Francesco Belotti and Luigi Fabrizio Rodella and Pietro Nicolai},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={199-204}
}
BACKGROUND Over the past decade, the treatment of complex intradural and extradural pathologies via expanded endonasal approaches has been made possible by progresses and refinements in skull base reconstruction techniques. The aim of this anatomic study is to describe a novel endonasal flap, the turbinal flap (TF), based on the middle and superior turbinate mucosa and pedicled on the ethmoidal arteries system. METHODS Three fresh-frozen (6 sides) cadaver heads previously injected with… CONTINUE READING