Surgical management and follow‑up of lateral skull base tumors: An 8‑year review

  • Authors:
    • Jie Kong
    • Hong‑Yu Yang
    • Yu‑Fan Wang
    • Hui‑Jun Yang
    • Shi‑Yue Shen
    • Feng Wang
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  • Published online on: January 10, 2017     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1126
  • Pages:214-220
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Abstract

The purpose of the present article was to describe the diagnostic evaluation of, and surgical approaches to, lateral skull base tumors (LSBTs). The study is a retrospective review of 21 patients diagnosed with tumors that involve lateral skull base (8 with malignant diseases and 13 with benign lesions) who were surgically treated during a 8‑year period. The transparotid‑transmandibular (38%) was the most commonly performed surgical procedure, followed by the transmandibular (24%), the transmaxillary (24%), the transcervical approach (10%) and the combined approach (4%). The surgical procedures were uneventful and there were no postoperative mortalities. Complications were encountered in 12 cases, and morbidity was not remarkable during the perioperative stages. After an average follow‑up of 46 months, only 1 of 14 patients with benign diseases had a recurrence following the resection of a pleomorphic adenoma. Of 7 patients with malignant tumors, 5 are alive with no evidence of disease. The majority of the benign lateral skull base tumors can be removed surgically with a low rate of complications and recurrence. However, malignant neoplasms carry a poor prognosis and a low rate of disease‑free survival.

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Kong, J., Yang, H., Wang, Y., Yang, H., Shen, S., & Wang, F. (2017). Surgical management and follow‑up of lateral skull base tumors: An 8‑year review. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 6, 214-220. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1126
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Kong, J., Yang, H., Wang, Y., Yang, H., Shen, S., Wang, F."Surgical management and follow‑up of lateral skull base tumors: An 8‑year review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6.2 (2017): 214-220.
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Kong, J., Yang, H., Wang, Y., Yang, H., Shen, S., Wang, F."Surgical management and follow‑up of lateral skull base tumors: An 8‑year review". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 6, no. 2 (2017): 214-220. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2017.1126