infratemporal approach

infratemporal approach

surgical approach to the base of the cranium and its contents from inferior to the temporal bone.
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in·fra·tem·po·ral ap·proach

(in'fră-tem'pŏr-ăl ă-prōch')
Surgical approach to the base of the skull and its contents from inferior to the temporal bone.
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A preauricular infratemporal approach is recommended for lesions confined to the jugular fossa alone; those masses that also extend into the posterior fossa require a combined infratemporal and posterior fossa approach.
The man underwent excision via a Fisch type A infratemporal approach without facial nerve transposition, and the woman was treated with an enlarged antromastoidectomy.
After the lesion was embolized, it was surgically exposed through a combined right frontal-temporal craniotomy and infratemporal approach. A light brown mass was found infiltrating the muscles of the pterygopalatine fossa and involving the joint capsule of the temporomandibular joint.
The patient underwent successful removal of the tumor through a modified infratemporal approach. Her facial nerve as well as cranial nerves IX, X, and XI were preserved.
Many surgical approaches to the parapharyngeal space have been described in literature; the most commonly employed are transcervical, transparotid, transmandibular, and infratemporal approaches or a combination of these [17].
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