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South African Journal of Surgery

versión On-line ISSN 2078-5151

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.48 no.3 Cape Town ago. 2010

 

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

 

Endoscopic trans-sphenoidal drainage of petrous apex cholesterol granulomas

 

 

Oskar EdkinsI; Darlene LubbeII; Allan TaylorIII

IM.B. B.Ch., M.R.C.S. (edin.). Division of Otolaryngology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
IIM.B. Ch.B., F.C.O.R.L. (s.A.). Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
IIIM.B. Ch.B., F.C.S. Neurosurg. (s.A.), M.Med., M.Sc. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town

 

 


ABSTRACT

Cholesterol granulomas of the petrous apex are rare lesions that pose challenging surgical decisions and approaches when attempting surgical drainage. In this article we present 2 cases of successful surgical management using an endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach and review the requirements and considerations for this procedure.


 

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