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Skull Base 3D Modeling of Rigid Buttress for Gasket-Seal Closure Using Operative Endoscopic Imaging: Cadaveric Feasibility.

TitleSkull Base 3D Modeling of Rigid Buttress for Gasket-Seal Closure Using Operative Endoscopic Imaging: Cadaveric Feasibility.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsShin J, Forbes J, Lehner K, Tomasiewicz H, Schwartz TH, C Phillips D
JournalJ Neurol Surg B Skull Base
Volume80
Issue1
Pagination67-71
Date Published2019 Feb
ISSN2193-6331
Abstract

Surgical defect closure following endonasal transsphenoidal tumor resection is a critical component of procedural success. Three-dimensional (3D) modeling of relevant skull base anatomy during resection can potentially facilitate design of a custom rigid buttress for gasket-seal closure; however, access to conventional cross-sectional imaging intraoperatively is limited and cumbersome. Endoscopic imaging, by contrast, is always available. This work demonstrates the feasibility of 3D modeling of the visible skull base through structure-from-motion photogrammetric postprocessing techniques, providing a suitable template to design a gasket-seal buttress. Additionally, endoscopic 3D reconstruction of skull base surface anatomy may represent a more robust depiction of the surgical defect than is available by conventional 3D modeling with computed tomography, which suboptimally recapitulates very thin bones and mucosal surfaces typical of this regional anatomy.

DOI10.1055/s-0038-1667023
Alternate JournalJ Neurol Surg B Skull Base
PubMed ID30733903
PubMed Central IDPMC6365293