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June 1994

Subcranial Approach

Author Affiliations

Bordeaux, France

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(6):676. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880300090021

I read with interest the article entitled "The subcranial approach for fronto-orbital and anteroposterior skull-base tumors" that appeared in the April issue of the Archives.1

The fronto-orbito-nasal exposure of the anterior skull base is a technique I presented at the Third International Head and Neck Oncology Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nev, September 27, 1990, which was eventually published in the July 1991 issue of the Archives.2

Dr Raveh emphasized the advantages of the method, including the fact that the angle of approach is wider than in other methods, the minimum retraction of the frontal lobes, and the fact that there is no need for facial incision. These statements can be found in the "Comment" section of my article. It is unfortunate that there is no reference to my work in the article by Dr Raveh, since the only reference to his own works in tumor surgery concerns a lateral

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