Posts Tagged ‘endoscopy’
Background: Reconstruction of the skull base is essential to prevent postoperative leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). However, a reliable method of reconstructing the middle cranial fossa via a subtemporal keyhole is not available.
Objective: To determine whether less invasive reconstruction of the middle cranial fossa under endoscopic guidance using a pedicled deep temporal fascia approach via a subtemporal keyhole is feasible and useful.
Methods: The middle cranial fossa in four fresh cadaver heads was reconstructed using a 4-mm 0[degrees] rigid endoscope.