transcochlear approach

transcochlear approach

a surgical approach to the internal acoustic meatus through the cochlea.

trans·co·chle·ar ap·proach

(trans-kok'lē-ăr ă-prōch')
A surgical approach to the internal auditory canal through the cochlea.
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It shows left and right-sided dissection for each approach and details the equipment needed for the dissection laboratory, the anatomy of the temporal bone, transmastoid approaches, translabyrinthine approaches, facial nerve decompression, middle cranial fossa approaches, retrosigmoid-retrolabyrinthine approaches, the transotic approach, the modified transcochlear approach, and infratemporal fossa approaches, with indications, surgical steps, and hints and pitfalls.
The patient underwent a gross total resection of the tumor via a transcochlear approach. The neoplasm was found to fill the entire petrous apex and involve the intrapetrous portion of the carotid canal, but it was easily dissected from the internal carotid artery.
The patient underwent removal of the lesion via a transcochlear approach with facial nerve translocation.
(1,12,14) Large tumors with anterior and inferior extension approaching the clivus and jugular foramen, respectively, typically require an extended transcochlear approach, including facial nerve transposition.