Transpterygoid transposition of a temporoparietal fascia flap: a new method for skull base reconstruction after endoscopic expanded endonasal approaches.

@article{Fortes2007TranspterygoidTO,
  title={Transpterygoid transposition of a temporoparietal fascia flap: a new method for skull base reconstruction after endoscopic expanded endonasal approaches.},
  author={Felipe Sartor Guimar{\~a}es Fortes and Ricardo L Carrau and Carl H. Snyderman and Amin Kassam and Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello and A. Vescan and Arlan H. Mintz and Paul A. Gardner},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2007},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={970-6}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic expanded endonasal approaches (EEAs) for the resection of lesions of the anterior and ventral skull base can create large defects that present a significant risk of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. These defects, especially in patients who received preoperative radiotherapy, are best reconstructed with vascularized tissue… CONTINUE READING