The supraorbital approach: An alternative to traditional exposure for the surgical management of anterior fossa and parasellar pathology

Israel Melamed, V. Merkin, A. Korn, M. Nash

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Abstract

Object: The use of a supraorbital craniotomy as a minimally invasive neurosurgical technique to treat pathology located in the anterior cranial fossa and parasellar region is reported. Materials and Methods: 25 patients were operated upon using the supraorbital keyhole technique to expose various lesions located in the anterior skull base. Included were benign and malignant tumors, AVM, tuberculoma and trauma. Discussion and Conclusion: Utilizing small eyebrow incisions, a small supraorbital ("keyhole") craniotomy, and microneurosurgical and/or endoscopically assisted access, allowed us to gain excellent optimal and safe exposure to a number of different pathologies of the anterior base and parasellar regions. The lesions were resected under complete control and with full preservation of surrounding neurovascular structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalMinimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterior fossa
  • Parasellar
  • Skull base surgery
  • Supraorbital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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