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Celebrating the golden anniversary of anterior skull base surgery: Reflections on the Past 50 Years and Its Historical Evolution.
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PMID:  23280942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
With its inception nearly half a century ago through the pioneering work of Dandy, McLean, and Smith, anterior skull base (ASB) surgery is a relatively young discipline. It became a distinct entity in 1963 when Ketcham popularized the combined transcranial transfacial approach for en bloc resection of tumors of the paranasal sinuses extending into the anterior cranial fossa. However, because these procedures resulted in major morbidities and mortalities, alternative modes of treatment were sought. Since the 1970s, the introduction and promotion of the surgical endoscope by Messerklinger, Stammberger, and Kennedy, commenced the era of endoscopic sinus surgery. Thaler and colleagues described the utility of the endoscope for ASB surgery at the turn of the century. This allowed direct visualization and safer, more accurate removal of tumors. In 2001, Casiano reported the first purely endoscopic endonasal ASB resection, a novel technique that has been adopted by major skull base centers. The success of ASB surgery can be attributed to both the development of the skull base team as well as improvements in surgical techniques, instrumentation, and visualization technology. In this article, we review the historical evolution of ASB surgery as we approach the 50th anniversary since its recognition as a distinct entity. Laryngoscope, 2013.
Qasim Husain; Smruti K Patel; Resha S Soni; Amit A Patel; James K Liu; Jean Anderson Eloy
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.
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