Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Trigeminal Schwannomas.

TitleEndoscopic Endonasal Resection of Trigeminal Schwannomas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRaza SM, Amine MA, Anand V, Schwartz TH
JournalNeurosurg Clin N Am
Date Published2015 Jul
KeywordsCranial Nerve Neoplasms, Humans, Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery, Neurilemmoma, Neuroendoscopy, Nose, Trigeminal Nerve Diseases

The surgical management of trigeminal schwannomas (TNs) entails the use of a variety of cranial base approaches for their effective surgical management. Although an extended middle fossa or posterior petrosal approach may be more appropriate for disease with primarily posterior fossa involvement, the expanded endoscopic approaches are suited for tumors with predominately middle fossa and/or extracranial involvement along the V2 and V3 divisions and limited posterior fossa extension. The endoscopic endonasal resection of TNs within the middle fossa, pterygopalatine fossa, and infratemporal fossa is reviewed in this article with a brief discussion of reported outcomes.

Alternate JournalNeurosurg Clin N Am
PubMed ID26141365