Transfacial approaches to the clivus

J. Drew Prosser, C. Arturo Solares, John Vender, Cargill Alleyne

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The clivus is centrally located in the skull base surrounded by critical neurovascular structures making surgical access difficult. Several approaches to this region have been described. Herein we discuss the transfacial approaches to the clivus with emphasis on endoscopic approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Clivus
  • Endoscopic endonasal
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Transfacial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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