Turkish Neurosurgery 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 2
Middle Turbinate Mucosal Flap in Endoscopic Skull Base Reconstruction
Xuejian WANG, Xiaobiao ZHANG, Fan HU, Yong YU, Ye GU, Tao XIE, Junqi GE
Fudan University, Zhongshan Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Shanghai, China DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.6250-12.0 AIM: To explore the indications, operation techniques and benefits of pedicled middle turbinate mucosal flap in endoscopic skull base reconstruction.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The patients, who underwent endonasal endoscopic surgery from October 2009 to June 2010 in our department, were involved in this study. Multi-layer skull base reconstruction was performed in four cases by pedicled middle turbinate mucosal flap combined with fascia lata, artificial dura mater, fat and other reconstruction materials. The results of surgery were assessed in the follow-up period.

RESULTS: No reconstruction-associated complications, such as cerebrospinal fluid leakage or infection were observed in four cases during the follow-up period for more than one year. All patients showed excellent recovery.

CONCLUSION: Pedicled middle turbinate mucosal flap for skull base reconstruction has the advantages of fast healing and low incidence of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. It provides satisfactory skull base reconstruction. Keywords : Reconstruction, Middle turbinate, Endoscope, Mucosal flap

Corresponding author : Fan Hu, hufan021@163.com.cn