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Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Program                

Research


Our head, neck and brain anatomy lab is integral to conducting research that allows the development of innovative surgical techniques and improvements to surgical outcomes. The laboratory is also fundamental for teaching residents and students. We perform state of the art arterial and venous injections with colored silicone to study the complex anatomy of the skull base. Residents and students are able to learn via high definition 3-D images.

Research fellowships are also available for the minimum period of six months. Candidates should e-mail Elizabeth DesLile for more information.

Below, you will find dissection videos. The procedures were performed by Dr. Robert Engle and Dr. Carlos Pinheiro-Neto.

Video Descriptions
Research Video - 1 This video demonstrates the dissection of the right pterygopalatine fossa to demonstrate the arteries and nerves within the region. The pterygopalatine fossa is a tiny pyramidal shape area just behind the maxillary sinus.
Research Video - 2 This video demonstrates the dissection of the anterior cranial base. It is demonstrated in this video the steps to perform the resection of the anterior cranial base through endocopic endonasal approach
Research Video - 3

This video demonstrates the dissection of Draf III frontal sinusotomy. This procedure involves the resection of the superior anterior part of the nasal septum and the floor of the frontal sinus. Both fontal sinuses are joined together to form one large cavity.


 

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