Minim Invasive Neurosurg 2011; 54(1): 41-43
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1270465
Technical Note

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Endoscopic Transnasal Cryo-Assisted Removal of an Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma: A Technical Note

P. G. Campbell1 , S. Yadla1 , M. Rosen2 , J. R. Bilyk3 , A. P. Murchison3 , J. J. Evans1
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 3Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Publication Date:
20 April 2011 (online)


The cryoprobe device is commonly used by orbital surgeons for the extraction of intraorbital lesions. Cryoprobes provide a safe mechanism to manipulate fluid-filled tumors. Such lesions can present in locations in which intraoperative neurosurgical assistance is essential. The authors describe a technique whereby removal of an orbital hemangioma was facilitated by the aid of an endoscopic, transnasal cryoprobe while standard microsurgical dissection was performed concurrently via a transconjunctival approach.



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