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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 239--246

Unfavourable results in skull base surgery


Consultant, Jaju Plastic Surgery Center, and Department of Plastic Surgery, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Hemen Jaju
Jaju Plastic Surgery Center, Near Somlalit School, Stadium, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.118599

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Treatment of skull base tumors involves multiple specialities. The lesions are usually advanced and the treatment is often associated with unfavorable results, which may be functional and/or aesthetic. Here we have done an analysis for the complications and unfavorable results of 546 cases treated surgically by a single craniofacial surgeon over a period of 14 years. The major morbidity ranges from death to permanent impairment of vital organ functions (brain, eye, nose), infections, tissue losses, flap failures, treatment associated complications, psychosocial issues, and aesthesis besides others. This article is aimed at bringing forth these unfavorable results and how to avoid them.






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