Tuesday, May 1
7:00 am - 9:00 am
200 Open vs. Endoscopic Approaches to the Anterior Skull Base
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.
- Describe the various approaches to the anterior skull base.
- List pathologies that would indicate use of an anterior skull base approach.