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Microsurgical Neuroanatomy

A contemporary skull base neurosurgeon requires a 360 degree understanding of the skull base anatomy both from an open and ventral endoscopic perspective. This is fundamental towards knowing the limitations and indications of the contemporary skull base approaches. Such an understanding will facilitate judicious use of different approaches in a complementary fashion rather than use of an approach (open or endoscopic) beyond its indication. The latter compromise leads to suboptimal surgical and clinical outcomes. With this philosophy in mind, our laboratory will undertake conventional skull base approaches and compare them with novel endoscopic endonasal approaches to evaluate the indications and limitations of different yet complementary skull base approaches.