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Infratemporal fossa

Min-Young Park, Hoon-Soo Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Moon-Bum Kim, Byung-Soo Kim
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February 2018: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Kaan Yağmurlu, Michael A Mooney, Kaith K Almefty, Baran Bozkurt, Necmettin Tanriover, Andrew S Little, Mark C Preul
OBJECTIVE: To describe an endoscopic anterolateral surgical route to the lateral portion of Meckel's cave. METHODS: A sublabial transmaxillary transpterygoid approach was performed in 6 cadaveric heads (12 sides). A craniectomy was drilled between the foramen rotundum (FR) and foramen ovale (FO) with defined borders. Extradural dissection was performed up to the V2-V3 junction of the trigeminal ganglion. The working space was analyzed using anatomical measurements...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Melissa M Stamates, John M Lee, Ryan T Merrell, Michael J Shinners, Ricky H Wong
In the absence of significant extracranial disease, patients with solitary brain metastases have shown benefit with resection. Brain lesions due to endometrial cancer are uncommon, and the only described skull base involvement is limited to the pituitary gland. We report the case of a 60-year-old female with endometrial cancer who presented with weeks of right cheek pain and numbness that was accompanied by headaches. We describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and surgical resection of a solitary endometrial metastasis involving the infratemporal fossa, middle fossa, cavernous sinus, trigeminal nerve, and nasal sinuses...
January 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
Anasuya Guha, Libor Hart, Helena Polachova, Martin Chovanec, Petr Schalek
BACKGROUND: Ameloblastoma represents the most common epithelial odontogenic tumor. Because of the proximity of the maxillary tumors to the orbit and skull base, it should be managed as radically as possible. Maxillectomy mainly via the transfacial or transoral approach represents the most common type of surgical procedure. Drawback of these approaches is limited control of the superiomedial extent of the tumour in the paranasal area. We report the use of a combined endoscopic endonasal and transoral approach to manage maxillary plexiform ameloblastoma in a 48 year old male patient...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sunil Munakomi
BACKGROUND: Here we report a very rare entity of an infratemporal region aggressive fibromatosis in a 23-year-old Tharu man who had presented with the symptoms of painless but progressive trismus. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of aggressive fibromatosis in a 23-year-old Tharu man. Radiological imaging as well as an immunohistochemistry panel from a biopsy indicated a diagnosis of an aggressive fibromatosis. Since there was no aggravation in his trismus following surgery and because of his poor socioeconomic status, he was advised to attend regular follow-up visits without any adjuvant therapy...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Melissa A LoPresti, Jonathan N Sellin, Franco DeMonte
Objectives  To review developmental surgical anatomy and technical nuances related to pediatric skull base surgery. Design  Retrospective, single-center case series with literature review. Setting  MD Anderson Cancer Center. Participants  Patients undergoing pediatric skull base surgery. Main Outcome Measures  Review developmental anatomy of the pediatric skull base as it relates to technical nuance of various surgical approaches and insight gained from a 25-year institutional experience with this unique patient population...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Yi-Chan Lee, Ta-Jen Lee, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Yenlin Huang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Li-Jen Hsin, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Kai-Ping Chang
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignancy of the head and neck. Cavernous sinus invasion from sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma and its related management have rarely been investigated. This study evaluated the relationship between treatment outcome and cavernous sinus involvement in addition to other parameters. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted at a tertiary referral center. The medical records of 47 patients diagnosed with primary sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma between 1984 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Huy Q Truong, Xicai Sun, Emrah Celtikci, Hamid Borghei-Razavi, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
OBJECTIVE Multiple approaches have been designed to reach the medial middle fossa (for lesions in Meckel's cave, in particular), but an anterior approach through the greater wing of the sphenoid (transalisphenoid) has not been explored. In this study, the authors sought to assess the feasibility of and define the anatomical landmarks for an endoscopic anterior transmaxillary transalisphenoid (EATT) approach to Meckel's cave and the middle cranial fossa. METHODS Endoscopic dissection was performed on 5 cadaver heads injected intravascularly with colored silicone bilaterally to develop the approach and define surgical landmarks...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Abraam Yacoub, Lukas Anschuetz, Daniel Schneider, Wilhelm Wimmer, Marco Caversaccio
OBJECTIVE: Expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches to the infratemporal fossa (ITF) are increasingly performed due to the improved visualization and the less morbidity in comparison to the classic open approaches. However, only a few studies in the literature investigated the lateral endoscopic access to the ITF. The purpose of our study is to examine the ITF with the minimal invasive endoscopically assisted Gillies approach with the trial of its expansion through a double port technique...
January 29, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Lu Yang, Li Hu, Weidong Zhao, Huankang Zhang, Quan Liu, Dehui Wang
BACKGROUND: The anatomical locations involved in trigeminal schwannomas (TSs) are quite complex. The endoscopic endonasal approach provides a minimal damage access corridor to both anterior and middle skull base for surgery. Given the nerve function recovery and postoperative neurological deterioration varied in different reports, the author demonstrates his surgery tips and the functional outcomes under endoscopic surgery in one single institution. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with TSs was undertaken to assess the outcome of endoscopic surgery from 2006 to 2016...
March 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Masahiro Shin, Masaaki Shojima, Kenji Kondo, Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shunya Hanakita, Akihiro Ito, Taichi Kin, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECTIVE: Skull base meningiomas carry a nonnegligible risk of recurrence. In particular, those arising from the sphenoid wings or middle cranial fossa penetrate into extracranial regions, uncommonly showing massive expansion into the craniofacial regions on recurrence. The role of endoscopic endonasal surgery for those intractable lesions remains unclear. METHODS: We performed endoscopic endonasal craniofacial surgery for 8 recurrent meningiomas invading into the pterygopalatine fossa, infratemporal fossa, nasopharynx, paranasal sinus, or orbit, comprising 2 meningothelial and 1 fibrous meningiomas (World Health Organization [WHO] grade I), 3 atypical and 1 clear cell meningiomas (grade II), and 1 anaplastic meningioma (grade III)...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Mi Jang, Hongyan Liu, Chunfu Dai
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcomes of microsurgically treated jugular paragangliomas with control of bleeding from the inferior petrous sinus. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: A single university hospital. PATIENTS: Forty-three patients with jugular paragangliomas were diagnosed in the past 7 years in our clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical tumor control, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative management of the facial nerve, and the preoperative and postoperative function of the lower central nerves...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Seiichiro Imataka, Yukinori Akiyama, Rintaro Yokoyama, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most common primary malignant cerebral tumor in adults. Although GBM is one of the most aggressive tumors in the brain, propagation through the dura mater is very rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old man presented with progressive headache and aphasia. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging identified an abnormal mass extending transcranially through the widened foramen rotundum into the infratemporal fossa and cavernous sinus...
December 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Joe Iwanaga, Emily Simonds, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block is, from an anatomical perspective, challenging because the mandibular ramus and the zygomatic process of the maxilla can interfere with the course of the needle. Dentists empirically know that shifting the patient's mandible to the ipsilateral side can improve visibility and accessibility for such blocks. This cadaveric study aimed to establish anatomical evidence for the ipsilateral mandible shifting used in the PSA. The distance between the lateral most bulging point of the alveolar part of the maxilla and ipsilateral anterior border of the ramus of the mandible ranged from 1...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
Takuro Inoue, Mostafa Elaskary, Ayako Shima, Hisao Hirai, Fumio Suzuki, Masayuki Matsuda
Solitary neurofibromas arising from cranial nerves are rare, and those arising from the peripheral divisions of the trigeminal nerve are even rarer. Although infratemporal fossa (ITF) masses are challenging to remove, certain approaches are considered feasible for this region. The present study reports a rare case of an ITF neurofibroma arising from the inferior alveolar nerve. The 27-year-old male patient presented with numbness of the right jaw. A radiological examination revealed a large mass occupying the ITF, from the mandible to the foramen ovale, originating from the inferior alveolar nerve in the mandible...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
M Eordogh, A Grimm, I Gawish, L Patonay, R Reisch, H R Briner, G Baksa
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of sinonasal vasculature is inevitable in transnasal neurosurgery. We performed an anatomical study on the sphenopalatine artery from the perspective of skull base procedures. METHODOLOGY: To analyse the anatomical landmarks of the sphenopalatine artery, arterial skull corrosion casts (26 head halves) underwent endoscopic transnasal phantom surgery. Furthermore, we performed microsurgical dissection on formaldehyde-fixated cadavers with arterial perfusion (14 head halves) as well as studied Cone Beam CT-scans of anonymised patients and cadavers (115 head sides)...
November 22, 2017: Rhinology
Daniel Q Sun, Arnold H Menezes, Matthew A Howard, Bruce J Gantz, David M Hasan, Marlan R Hansen
OBJECTIVE: To study the indications and outcomes of lateral sphenoidectomy as part of a combined skull base approach in the treatment of tumors involving Meckel's cave (MC) and cavernous sinus (CS). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty-two consecutive patients (mean age: 45 yr, range: 16-76) who underwent transzygomatic, extended middle fossa approaches for tumors involving MC and CS...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Joe Iwanaga, Filippo Badaloni, Tyler Laws, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the anatomic trajectory of the extracranial needle for percutaneous rhizotomy and correlate this with structures at risk during such a procedure. METHODS: Six sides from 3 frozen fresh Caucasian heads were used in this study. Hartel anatomic landmarks for percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy procedures were used. A free hand technique was then used, and intraprocedural visualization of the needle was performed with fluoroscopy...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Alec L Amram, William J Hertzing, Stacy V Smith, Patricia Chévez-Barrios, Andrew G Lee
Basosquamous carcinoma is a rare, highly aggressive variant of basal cell carcinoma with elevated rates of recurrence, perineural invasion, and metastasis. We describe a patient who presented with unilateral complete ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, optic neuropathy, and trigeminal neuropathy due to perineural intracranial invasion of nasal basosquamous carcinoma via the sphenopalatine fossa to the cavernous sinus, orbit, and infratemporal fossa. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of basosquamous carcinoma with perineural invasion involving the cavernous sinus in the English language ophthalmic literature...
October 20, 2017: Orbit
Peter Raab, Ludwig Sedlacek, Stefanie Buchholz, Stefan Stolle, H Lanfermann
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe radiological imaging findings of a complicated sinusitis, which should raise the suspicion of rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis as being the underlying cause. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we describe the cases and imaging findings of 8 patients with proven mucormycosis. These patients presented mostly with new facial or orbital swelling and were referred for imaging to our institution. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography images were classified as abnormal or normal with respect to orbital, paranasal and cerebral signal results...
December 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
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