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Anterior Petrosectomy

Last Updated: September 30, 2018

3D MODEL: Temporal Bone Anatomy: The instructions for use of this and other 3D models are as follows: Please use the full screen function for optimal visualization (by clicking on the arrows on the right lower corner of the model). To move the model in 3D space, use your mouse's left click and drag; to enlarge the object, use the mouse's wheel. The right click and drag function moves the model across the plane. Please click on ”Select an annotation” link at the bottom of the window and “Show annotations” so that the anatomical labels become visible.

Technical Nuances for the Anterior Petrosal Approach

General Considerations

The middle fossa approach has been traditionally used for resection of small acoustic neuromas and meningiomas along the lip of the internal auditory canal (IA...