University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil;
National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Background: In most series, the majority of skull base tumors are squamous cell carcinomas of the paranasal sinuses. Common facial approaches (FA) are lateral rhinotomy or Weber-Ferguson. In Brazilian series, most patients have very advanced skin cancers invading the skull base (ASCSB).
Objective: To analyze the influence of this unique proportion of ASCSB on the choice of FA.
Cernea CR, Dias FL, Farias T, Mendonça UBT, Vellutini E, Gomes MQT, Nogueira J, Lorencetti RRG, Brandão LG, Dos Santos LRM. S082 Atypical Facial Access: An Unusually High Prevalence Among Patients With Skull Base Tumors Treated in 2 Centers. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):858. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.858-a