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Cavernous sinus medial wall: dural or fibrous layer? Systematic review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22009493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The cavernous sinus (CS) has one of the most complex anatomical networks of the skull base and because of the diversity of its contents is involved in many pathological processes. Nevertheless, anatomical literature concerning the CS is still controversial, so a systematic literature review was performed to find out the microanatomy of the medial wall of the CS and its clinical importance on sellar pathologies. Experimental studies from English-language literature between 1996 and 2010 were identified in MEDLINE, LILACS, and Cochrane databases. After analysis, two tables were prepared exhibiting the major points of each article. Fourteen experimental studies were included in the tables. Four studies concluded that the medial wall of the CS is composed of a loose, fibrous structure, and the remaining ten presumed that the medial wall is formed by a dural layer that constitutes the lateral wall of the sella. The lack of definition standards and of methodological criteria led to variation in the results among different studies. Thus, this hindered results comparison, possibly explaining the different observations.
Authors:
Mariangela Barbi Gonçalves; Jean Gonçalves de Oliveira; Hillary Ann Williams; Regina Maria Papais Alvarenga; José Alberto Landeiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical review     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1437-2320     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Rev     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-14     Completed Date:  2012-07-09     Revised Date:  2013-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908181     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Rev     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-53; discussion 153-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Força Aérea do Galeão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. goncalvesmb@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cavernous Sinus / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Dura Mater / anatomy & histology*
Humans
Pituitary Gland / anatomy & histology
Reference Values
Sella Turcica / anatomy & histology
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jan;36(1):169   [PMID:  23100114 ]

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