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January 1985

Use of a Malar Bone Graft to Augment Skull-Base Access

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Dr Mann), Neurosurgery (Drs Gilsbach and Seeger), and Anatomy (Dr Flöel), University of Freiburg Medical School, West Germany.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(1):30-33. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800030064007

• An anterolateral transfacial approach for tumors of the retromaxillary space, the nasopharynx, and the middle cranial fossa features a temporary removal of the malar complex and resection of the coronoid process and the pterygoid plates. Two cases demonstrate use of this approach. Results and complications are observed in six patients.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:30-33)