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2019 Jun 14

J Neurosurg Pediatr

Transnasal endoscopic approach for pediatric skull base lesions: a case series.


Quon JL, Kim LH, Hwang PH, Patel ZM, Grant GA, Cheshier SH, Edwards MSB
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Jun 14:1-12.
PMID: 31200365.


Transnasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches constitute an essential technique for the resection of skull base tumors in adults. However, in the pediatric population, sellar and suprasellar lesions have historically been treated by craniotomy. Transnasal endoscopic approaches are less invasive and thus may be preferable to craniotomy, especially in children. In this case series, the authors present their institutional experience with transnasal endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches for pediatric skull base tumors.