Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.
Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Complete resection of skull base chondrosarcomas offers the potential for a durable, or even lifelong, cure and is best achieved at the first surgery.1,2 When a skull base chondrosarcoma is located at the upper clivus and in the interpeduncular cistern and invading laterally toward the petrous apex and cavernous sinus, the traditional approaches, ie, endonasal endoscopic or middle fossa approaches, are not adequate for the exposure and resection. The transcavernous sinus approach has been utilized to remove tumor from the cavernous sinus and as a corridor to the interpeduncular cistern and upper clivus, originally described for the clipping of basilar apex aneurysms. Read More