Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2017) 274:3295–3302 DOI 10.1007/s00405-017-4630-8 OTOLOGY Transcanal surgery for vestibular schwannomas: a pictorial review of radiological ﬁndings, surgical anatomy and comparison to the traditional translabyrinthine approach 1,3 1 1,4 • • • Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli Gaia Federici Lukas Anschuetz 3 5 1 2 • • • Giacomo Pavesi Alessandra Todeschini Livio Presutti Daniele Marchioni Received: 30 March 2017 / Accepted: 1 June 2017 / Published online: 9 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract The most popular approaches for vestibular radiologic ﬁndings and to compare and differentiate them schwannoma (VS) removal are retrosigmoid, middle cranial from classic transpetrous approaches such as the TL approach. fossa and translabyrinthine (TL). All require a certain degree Level of evidence 4. of invasivity, bone removal, or brain manipulation. Recently, the authors described the transcanal transpromontorial Keywords Lateral skull base Transcanal approach approaches (TTA), which allow the inner ear to be accessed Endoscopic ear surgery Temporal bone Vestibular directly through the external auditory canal (EAC), either with schwannoma Translabyrinthine approach a microscopic (Expanded TTA, or ExpTTA) or even an exclusive endoscopic technique (Endoscopic TTA, or EndoTTA). The advantages compared to traditional approa- Introduction ches are a direct view of
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 9, 2017
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