Transfacial approaches to the clivus

John Drew Prosser, Clementino Arturo Solares, John R Vender, Cargill Herley Alleyne

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The clivus is centrally located in the skull base surrounded by critical neurovascular structures making surgical access difficult. Several approaches to this region have been described. Herein we discuss the transfacial approaches to the clivus with emphasis on endoscopic approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Clivus
  • Endoscopic endonasal
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Transfacial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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