Lateral Skull Base Approaches in Pediatric Skull Base Surgery

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Abstract

Lateral skull base pathology is rare in children. Awareness of the potential for lateral skull base lesions in children is imperative for timely identification and appropriate management. Some of the common presentations and pathologies shall be presented, as well as a variety of approaches that may be utilized to access the lateral skull base in the pediatric patient. Although the lateral skull base approaches utilized in adults may also be considered for management of pediatric lesions, some special considerations given the small developing anatomy need to be kept in mind.

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