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Chirurgie endoscopique endonasale des tumeurs de la base du crane : historique, état de l'art et perspectives d'avenir [Shifting paradigm in skull base surgery: Roots, current state of the art and future trends of endonasal endoscopic approaches].
Publication types: English Abstract ; Evaluation Studies ; Historical Article ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
During the last two decades, endoscopic endonasal approach has completed the minimally invasive skull base surgery armamentarium. Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (EESBS) was initially developed in the field of pituitary adenomas, and gained an increasing place for the treatment of a wide variety of skull base pathologies, extending on the midline from crista galli process to the occipitocervical junction and laterally to the parasellar areas and petroclival apex. Until now, most studies are retrospective and lack sufficient methodological quality to confirm whether the endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery has better results than the microsurgical trans-sphenoidal classical approach. The impressions of the expert teams show a trend toward better results for some pituitary adenomas with the endoscopic endonasal route, in terms of gross total resection rate and probably more comfortable postoperative course for the patient. Excepting intra- and suprasellar pituitary adenomas, EESBS seems useful for selected lesions extending onto the cavernous sinus and Meckel's cave but also for clival pathologies. Nevertheless, this infatuation toward endoscopic endonasal approaches has to be balanced with the critical issue of cerebrospinal fluid leaks, which constitutes actually the main limit of this approach. Through their experience and a review of the literature, the authors aim to present the state of the art of this approach as well as its limits.
Choice Behavior, Concept Formation, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Neuroendoscopes/trends, Neuroendoscopes/utilization, Neuroendoscopy/history, Neuroendoscopy/instrumentation, Neurosurgical Procedures/history, Neurosurgical Procedures/methods, Nose/surgery, Pituitary Diseases/surgery, Skull Base/surgery
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