Transnasal endoscopic skull base surgery: What are the limits?

Clementino Arturo Solares, Yew Kwang Ong, Carl H. Snyderman

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Purpose of Review: Endoscopic skull base surgery has significantly revolutionized the management of skull base disease. Our review focuses on the recent literature relating to endoscopic skull base surgery emphasizing its limitations. Recent Findings: Current literature continues to expand the indications for endoscopic approaches to the skull base. Experience in endoscopic techniques continues to grow across the world. This is due in part to advances in instrumentation and technology, improvements in technique and, more importantly, an increase in the number of surgeons with training in endoscopic techniques. Long-term outcome data remain sparse. Summary: The limitations in endoscopic skull base surgery have not been reached. Increasing experience and improvement in technology will likely expand current indications. Future studies should focus on outcome analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Endoscopy
  • Skull base surgery
  • Skull base tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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