Middle fossa approach: microsurgical anatomy and surgical technique from the neurosurgical perspective

Tanriover N. , Sanus G. Z. , Ulu M. O. , Tanriverdi T. , Akar Z., RUBINO P. A. , et al.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, cilt.71, ss.586-596, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.surneu.2008.04.009
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.586-596


Background: The purpose of this study was to call attention to the subtemporal approach directed through the petrous apex to the IAM. We studied the microsurgical anatomy of the middle floor to delineate a reliable angle between the GSPN and the IAM to precisely localize and expose the IAM from above. A new technique for the elevation of middle fossa floor in an anterior-to-posterior direction has also been examined in cadaveric dissections and performed in Surgery.