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Tuesday, May 1

7:00 am - 9:00 am

200 Open vs. Endoscopic Approaches to the Anterior Skull Base

AANS Member Fee: $100
Non-member Fee: $100
Member Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Chandranath Sen, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FAANS; Carlos A. David, MD, FAANS; Fred Gentili, MD, MSc (Canada); Torstein R. Meling, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Switzerland); Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, FAANS

This seminar will review the pathologic conditions affecting the anterior cranial base and surgical strategies employed for extradural, intradural and combined compartment lesions. Panelists will discuss steps in avoidance and management of complications, demonstrate specialized (expert) surgical approaches and indicate the appropriate application of emerging technology to anterior cranial base problems.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the various approaches to the anterior skull base.
  • List pathologies that would indicate use of an anterior skull base approach.