Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2017; 31(04): 227-230
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607203
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Complications of Skull Base Surgery

Mofiyinfolu Sokoya1, Moustafa Mourad2, Yadranko Ducic2
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
  • 2Department of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication Date:
25 October 2017 (online)


Approaches to surgical management of skull base pathology and reconstruction of skull base defects have evolved over the past several decades. The goal, however, remains the same—to effectively address the pathology with minimal complications. In this article, the authors try to explore multiple complications of skull base surgery, discussing their incidence, natural course, and prevention. This will prove beneficial in optimal management of patients with a myriad of skull base disorders.