The vulnerability of the vein of labbé during combined craniotomies of the middle and posterior fossae.

@article{Lustig1998TheVO,
  title={The vulnerability of the vein of labb{\'e} during combined craniotomies of the middle and posterior fossae.},
  author={Lawrence R Lustig and Robert K Jackler},
  journal={Skull base surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
During combined middle and posterior cranial fossae ("petrosal") approaches to the skull base, the anastamotic vein of Labbe, which bridges between the inferior surface of the temporal lobe and the transverse sinus is placed at risk. Occlusion of this vein, which may drain a large section of the temporal and parietal lobes, may lead to speech, memory, and… CONTINUE READING