MICROSURGICAL ANATOMY AND SURGICAL EXPOSURE OF THE PETROUS SEGMENT OF THE INTERNAL CAROTID ARTERY


Osawa S., Rhoton A. L. , TANRIÖVER N. , Shimizu S., Fujii K.

NEUROSURGERY, cilt.63, ss.210-238, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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OBJECTIVE: The petrous segment of the internal carotid artery has been exposed in the transpetrosal, subtemporal, infratemporal, transnasal, transmaxillary, transfacial, and a variety of transcranial approaches. The objective of the current study was to examine anatomic features of the petrous carotid and its branches as related to the variety of approaches currently being used for its exposure.