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Transmastoid approach

The transmastoid approach allows better control of the clivus and paraclival regions, however, the supratentorial part of the lesions are out of surgical view 1) 2) 3).

to repair of spontaneous temporal bone cerebrospinal fluid leak is highly successful. Furthermore, patients in the series from Kim et al.,had excellent hearing results with closure of their air-bone gap to ≤12 dB, which has not been previously described 4).

Facial nerve decompression via the transmastoid approach with temporal lobe retraction provides better exposure to the key areas around the geniculate ganglion without complications 5).

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Cho CW, Al‐Mefty O: Combined petrosal approach to petroclival meningiomas. Neurosurgery 51:708‐716; discussion 716‐708, 2002
Tummala RP, Coscarella E, Morcos JJ: Transpetrosal approaches to the posterior fossa. Neurosurg Focus 19:E6, 2005
Kim L, Wisely CE, Dodson EE. Transmastoid Approach to Spontaneous Temporal Bone Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks: Hearing Improvement and Success of Repair. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24395620.
Kim MW, Ryu NG, Lim BW, Kim J. Temporal Lobe Retraction Provides Better Surgical Exposure of the Peri-Geniculate Ganglion for Facial Nerve Decompression via Transmastoid Approach. Yonsei Med J. 2016 Nov;57(6):1482-7. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2016.57.6.1482. PubMed PMID: 27593878; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5011282.
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