Advances in Endoscopic Procedures
The discussion of endoscopic resection of head and neck tumors dominated much of the conference, and the panel also looked at how the procedures are being carried out.
We see the endoscope as just one more tool to complement traditional approaches, said Ricardo Carrau, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Maxillofacial Trauma Service, and a member of the Minimally Invasive Endoneurosurgical Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The same oncologic and microsurgical principles still apply, regardless of the approach, Dr. Carrau said. Since the 1960s, we have been using a variety of transfacial and transcranial procedures to take out tumors that arise in the skull base or invade the skull base.| ← Previous | | | Next → | Single Page