The early results are very encouraging. We have had only one recurrence in this group of 17 patients. We have had two patients with positive margins, he said, including one patient whose tumor involvement above the orbit required transition to an open approach.
We have followed patients for a mean of 31 months, so we are getting respectable numbers, he said.
Dr. Snyderman said, however, that he was concerned about endoscopic procedures that were not performed using oncologic principles designed to give patients the best possible chance for a cure. I am dismayed to see that many of the reports are doing what I would call a nononcologic resection, he said. They are not resecting the dura in all patients; they are not taking the olfactory bulb and olfactory nerves. They are not striving for the same defect that would be done with an open approach.| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page