The procedure shown in this video is a pediatric ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. It is performed with a concurrent laryngeal electromyography and injection laryngoplasty.
Editor Recruited By: Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACS
Contributors: Micheala Lee
This is a demonstration of using the transventricular and subtemporal corridors for resecting a large middle fossa, tentorial meningioma. The video details the microsurgical technique for detaching the tumor from the tentorial incisura, working near critical structures such as the oculomotor nerve, trochlear nerve, and posterior communiating artery. It also includes precise demonstration of how to separate the massive tumor from the feeding arterial supply stemming from the posterior cerebral artery.
Otosclerosis causes conductive hearing loss with absent acoustic reflexes. Stapedotomy is a successful surgery that is demonstrated in this video.
Editor Recruited By: Ravi Samy, MD, FACS
Contributors: Fadi Sweiss
Microvascular decompression is the most effective surgical procedure for treating trigeminal neuralgia in patients with classic symptoms. Here we present a patient who had a “duo crush” from both a vein, as well as a loop of the superior cerebellar artery. The key maneuvers to create space between the compressive element and the nerve, in order to secure the teflon “cushion,” are highlighted.
Contributors: Bruce E. Mickey and J. Walter Kutz
This video highlights key steps to the translabyrinthine approach for vestibular schwannoma resection. It emphases identification of the facial nerve and the benefit of facial nerve monitoring in lateral skull base surgery.