Quantitative Comparison of Three Endoscopic Approaches to the Parasellar Region: Laboratory Investigation

Belykh E., Yagmurlu K., Hong Y., Mooney M. A. , Bozkurt B. , Byvaltsev V. A. , ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.108, pp.383-392, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.180
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-392


BACKGROUND: Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal and contralateral sublabial transmaxillary approaches are used for approaching parasellar lesions. The aim of this anatomical study was to compare endoscopic endonasal uninostril and binostril (contralateral) and contralateral sublabial transmaxillary approaches via a quantitative analysis of exposure limits and instrument working avenues.