Transpterygoid Approach CSF leak repair from lateral Sinus Sphenoid
6 years ago
The treatment of CSF leaks from the lateral extension of the sphenoid sinus differs from the treatment of CSF leak from the anterior skull base and requires considerable expertise. Endoscopic transpterygoid closure minimizes postoperative mortality. It is not always necessary to remove the pterygoid process completely. A partial removal of the pterygoid process might be enough, depending on the degree of pneumatization of the facial skeleton.