Middle cranial fossa approach with and without anterior petrosectomy

Michelle Fisher, Brian McKinnon

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The middle cranial fossa approach is a useful technique for surgical treatment of many diseases especially those involving the internal auditory canal. The technique may be extended to involve a petrosectomy making the surgery very versatile. The approach is commonly indicated for small lesions when hearing preservation is possible. Adequate exposure is obtained and common morbidities associated with more conventional approaches are often avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-148
Number of pages3
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Extended middle cranial fossa approach
  • Facial nerve
  • MCF
  • Middle cranial fossa
  • Petrosectomy
  • Temporal bone surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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