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Endoscopic endonasal resection of large skull base schwannoma.

Research paper by Salima Sofia SS Wahab, Ashok A Rokade, Salil S Nair, Nijaguna V NV Mathad

Indexed on: 29 May '14Published on: 29 May '14Published in: British journal of neurosurgery



Abstract

Schwannomas of the skull base can pose a surgical challenge due to their anatomical location. To date extensive craniofacial approaches have had to be used to access these lesions. We present a patient where an expanded endoscopic endonasal approach was used to address a large skull base schwannoma with good results. The approach confers significantly less morbidity and a substantially shorter hospital stay.