World Neurosurg 2019 Aug 24;128:506-513. Epub 2019 May 24.
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy; Head and Neck Surgery & Forensic Dissection Research Center, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
Objective: To describe a novel bilaterally pedicled pericranial flap for anterior cranial base reconstruction after removal of complex frontobasal cancers extending to the frontal region, thus precluding the use of standard reconstructive techniques.
Methods: In selected oncologic cranial base surgeries, the use of the standard galea frontalis pericranial flap for reconstructive purposes may be precluded by tumor infiltration. In such cases, dura mater reconstruction and exclusion of frontal sinuses from the intracranial space can be performed using a large superficial temporal artery bilaterally pedicled pericranial flap obtained from both temporoparietal regions. Read More