The Lower Cheek Flap Combined with Neurosurgical Approach for Infratemporal Fossa Tumour

Authors

  • Aneeza Khairiyah W. Hamizan Department of Otorhinolaryngology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • Mazita Ami Department of Otorhinolaryngology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • Azizi Abu Bakar Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery Unit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre
  • Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus Department of Otorhinolaryngology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v25i1.651

Keywords:

Lower cheek flap, infratemporal fossa tumour

Abstract

Objective: To describe our experience in performing the lower cheek flap for access to the infratemporal fossa combined with the neurosurgical approach.

Methods:

Study design: Case report

Setting: Tertiary Referral Center

Patients: Two

Result: Two unusual tumours involving the infratemporal and middle cranial fossa were excised using this combined approach. The infratemporal fossa tumour was accessed via the lower cheek flap while the intracranial portion was resected from above via craniotomy.

Conclusion: The lower cheek flap in combination with the neurosurgical approach allows optimal exposure to tumours involving the infratemporal and middle cranial fossae. It has less complications and better aesthetic outcome compared to other approaches.

Keywords: Lower cheek flap, infratemporal fossa tumour

 

 

 

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Published

2010-06-16

How to Cite

1.
Hamizan AKW, Ami M, Bakar AA, Yunus MRM. The Lower Cheek Flap Combined with Neurosurgical Approach for Infratemporal Fossa Tumour. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2010 Jun. 16 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];25(1):17-9. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/651