Transcanal Microscopic Transpromontorial Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma
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30 May 2018
11 November 2018
28 February 2019 (online)
Objectives This video demonstrates the transcanal transpromontorial approach for resection of vestibular schwannoma.
Design/Setting/Participants Present study is based on a video of a single patient undergoing the above approach at a tertiary care skull base surgery program.
Results This video demonstrates a transcanal microscopic transpromontorial approach for resection of an enlarging intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma in a young patient with nonserviceable hearing. The video highlights the pertinent surgical anatomy and outlines, in a step-by-step fashion, the approach to the internal auditory canal via this minimally invasive approach. The surgical indications and reconstructive techniques are also discussed ([Fig. 1]).
Conclusions A transcanal microscopic transpromontorial approach for vestibular schwannoma is feasible and offers a minimally invasive option for patients electing for microsurgical resection.
The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/-oKkRooytws.
Keywordsvestibular schwannoma - lateral skull base - transpromontorial approach - minimally invasive
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