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Therapeutical Principles in the Treatment of Skull Base Pathologies

  • Uwe Spetzger
  • Martin Bleif
  • Gerd Becker
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Abstract

In cases of complex skull base tumours, the primary interdisciplinary discussion among different medical specialties is a basic principle. Preserving and improving neurological function have become the highest dictum when planning treatment. Generally, the individualisation of the therapeutical concept according to all clinical and radiological data represents another principle of modern skull base surgery that can be gently put into practice by the continuous improvement of preoperative diagnostics, therapy simulation and intraoperative visualisation with modern endoscopy which is associated with a miniaturisation of surgical approaches.

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