Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Skull Base Cholesterol Granulomas

Sade B., Batra P. S., Scharpf J., Citardi M. J., Lee J. H.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.78, no.6, pp.683-688, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2011.10.047
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.683-688
  • Keywords: Cholesterol granuloma, Endoscopic, Minimally invasive, Petrous apex, Skull base, PETROUS APEX, SURGERY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Skull base cholesterol granulomas (SBCGs) are rare lesions that have traditionally been managed via middle fossa or transtemporal approaches. Despite the relative paucity in the literature, the endoscopic endonasal approach may serve as a potential alternative surgical route. In this study, we report our experience with the management of SBCG using this minimally invasive approach.