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South African Journal of Surgery

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Endoscopic trans-sphenoidal drainage of petrous apex cholesterol granulomas

O Edkins, D Lubbe, A Taylor

Abstract


Cholesterol granulomas of the petrous apex are rare lesions that pose challenging surgical decisions and approaches when attempting surgical drainage. In this article we present 2 cases of successful surgical management using an endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach and review the requirements and considerations for this procedure.



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