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Oral Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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.

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