Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2001 Dec;34(6):1095-104, viii
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.
The midfacial degloving approach is more technically involved than a lateral rhinotomy and requires a basic level of proficiency and understanding of closed rhinoplasty incisions and anatomy of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and skull base structures. Current applications of the midfacial degloving procedure have allowed expansion of indications for this technique through the use of complementary endoscopic and subcranial approaches, permitting the exposure and removal of extensive skull base lesions without disfiguring facial incisions. Fundamental in these approaches is the basic midfacial degloving exposure, which is discussed in this article, along with the applications for treatment of skull base lesions. Read More