Endoscopic endonasal surgery for sinonasal and skull base lesions in the pediatric population

Rastatter, J. C.; Snyderman, C. H.; Gardner, P. A.; Alden, T. D.; Tyler-Kabara, E.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec 3; 48(1):79-99

Abstract

Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgical techniques, initially developed in adult patients, are being utilized with increasing frequency in pediatric patients to treat sinonasal and skull base lesions. This article reviews the current state of endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base to both treat disease and reconstruct the skull base in pediatric patients. Sinonasal and skull base embryology and anatomy are reviewed as a foundation for understanding the disease processes and surgical techniques. Selected skull base pathologies and conditions that involve the pediatric skull base are also reviewed.

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