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Zanation, A.M., Snyderman, C.H., Carrau, R.L., Kassam, A.B., Gardner, P.A. and Prevedello, D.M. (2009) Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Pericranial Flap: A New Method for Endonasal Skull Base Reconstruction. Laryngoscope, 119, 13-18.
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.20022

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Minimally Invasive Pericranial Flap for Reconstruction after Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery of 30 Consecutive Patients

    AUTHORS: Joel Caballero-García, Iosmill Morales Pérez, Adolfo Michel Giol Álvarez, Nélido Gonzáles Fernández, Bismark Rafael Barcia Sánchez, Roxana Bethzave Ortega Pineda

    KEYWORDS: Minimally Invasive Pericranial Flap, Anterior Cranial Base, Reconstruction

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol.7 No.4, July 26, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Objectives/Hypothesis: The introduction of intranasal pedicled flaps has reduced the incidence of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks to less than 5%. Nevertheless, in malignant tumors those flaps are not always available because of nasal septum invasion. Minimally invasive pericranial flaps (PCF) are associated with minimal adverse effects and good cosmetic appearance. In spite of that, there are only a few reports of this reconstructive technic limited to short surgical series and radio-anatomical analysis. Clinical results of a surgical cohort are presented. Study Design: Cohort prospective study. Methods: Clinical data, including age, gender, stage, histopathological findings, rate of complications and appearance of PCF at fifth day and two months postoperative were recorded. Postoperative morbidities were recorded as wound abnormalities, nasosinusal, orbital and central nervous system complications. Chi-squared test was used to correlate qualitative variables and Student-t-test to correlated qualitative and quantitative variables. Items were considered statistically significant with a p value of less than 0.05 (confidence Interval of 95%). Results: Thirty patients (18 males and 12 females) were registered. Mean age was 51.5 years ± 23.0 and range between 20 and 71 years. Most common histologic subtypes were adenocarcinoma, epidermoid carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Complete resection of the tumor was achieved in all patients including surgical margins. Length of the PCF varies between 9.9 cm and 13.9 cm with a mean of 11.8 cm. There was an association between length of the flaps and the covering structure with the nose apex relation. None patient experienced postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, frontal sinusitis or other complications. Conclusions: Minimally invasive PCF constitute a good and inexpensive reconstructive option in patients with malignant anterior cranial base tumors in whose nasoseptal flap was not a feasible option.