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Skull base chordoma with cavernous sinus involvement. Partial or radical tumour-removal?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3799247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A report of eight cases of skull base chordoma is given and the related literature reviewed. From disappointing experience with incomplete tumour removal and radiation the conclusion is drawn, that radical tumour removal at the first attempt should be strived for, even if the operative risk seems to be high. Cavernous sinus invasion should not be a reason to omit operation. Loss of function of one eye appears to be justified if radical tumour removal can be achieved. Possibly, the operative strategy can be improved by combining a frontal transbasal with a frontotemporal subtemporal approach, thus creating a chance for preservation of oculomotor function even in patients whose tumour has invaded the cavernous sinus region.
H Arnold; H D Herrmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-27     Completed Date:  1987-01-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cavernous Sinus / radiography
Cerebral Angiography
Chordoma / radiography,  surgery*
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
Postoperative Complications
Skull Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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