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.