Nasomaxillary osteotomy in lesions of the central compartment of the middle cranial base

Karci B. , Oner K., Gunhan O., Ovul I., Bilgen C.

RHINOLOGY, cilt.39, ss.160-165, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Dergi Adı: RHINOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.160-165


The pituitary fossa, sphenoid rostrum, sphenoid sinus, nasopharynx, pterygopalatine fossa and clivus are the components of the central compartment of the middle cranial base. It is a surgical challenge to gain access to this region. This fact has led to the development of a number of surgical procedures reported in the literature. However, none of these techniques can provide a wide and direct exposure to the middle cranial fossa without morbidity on its own. In this report, nasomaxillary osteotomy is described as a satisfactory alternative to reach the middle cranial fossa.