Objectives: Superior orbital fissure and orbital apex lesions are challenging to manage, regardless of the approach chosen, due to the potential morbidity. The objectives of this study are to describe an innovative, minimally invasive surgical approach addressing this critical area and to discuss its indications and outcomes. Subject: A young patient presented with visual disturbances (reduction of color discrimination, central scotoma) and mild exophthalmos owing to the presence of a right orbital apex cavernous haemangioma with superior orbital fissure invasion. Methods: The lesion was removed via a minimally invasive, neuronavigated, transorbital superior eyelid endoscopic-assisted approach. Main outcome measures: Technical feasibility and safety, early and late complications, length of hospitalization time and follow-up data were collected and analyzed. Results: The lesion was radically resected minimizing the surgical morbidity and hospitalization time for the patient and with encouraging functional and cosmetic outcomes. No recurrences were observed 1 year after surgery. Conclusions: The endoscopic-assisted transorbital approach should be considered a safe and effective option that can be applied in the treatment of lesions affecting such complex anatomical regions, as it offers excellent visualization of the surgical field, acceptable sequelae and reduced morbidity in relation to the traditional transcranial/transfacial approaches. Further studies and larger case series are needed in order to validate the reproducibility and range of applications of this surgical technique.
|Titolo:||Transorbital endoscopic assisted resection of a superior orbital fissure cavernous haemangioma: a technical case report|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|