Bruce, C. A.; Crandon, Ivor W.; Doonquah, Ladi
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Modern Utilization of the Anterolateral Skull-base Approach [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To review the results of the introduction of anterolateral skull-base techniques to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) from July 1999 to June 2003. Patients and Method: All patients treated by the anterolateral skull-base approach for intracranial lesions at the (UHWI) during the review period were retrieved from the section of surgery database and crossed referenced using operating room logbook and medical records department charts. Demographic data, diagnosis, operative procedures and patient outcome was extracted and analyzed. Video images were prospectively captured for teaching and presentations. Conclusions: The anterolateral skull-base approach can be performed safely with equivalent or better results than the traditional approaches.....