Expanded endoscopic endonasal approach for orbital apex decompression
EANS Academy. Reddy K. 09/27/19; 276145; EP04120
Dr. Kesava (Kesh) Reddy
Dr. Kesava (Kesh) Reddy

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Background: The Endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been gaining popularity in the past decade as an alternative to traditional transcranial and transorbital approaches. We have adopted the approach at our center to decompress various orbital apex pathologies.
Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review on patients who underwent EEA orbital apex decompression between January 1st 2010 and December 1st 2018 at McMaster University.
Results: Eight patients underwent endoscopic endonasal orbital decompression at our center, including five male patients and three female patients. The mean age of our patients was 50.1 years. The different pathologies we treated included nasopharyngeal carcinoma, hemangioma, fibrous dysplasia, IgG4 disease, inverted papilloma, angioleiomyoma, and neuroendocrine paraganglioma. Five patients presented with visual symptoms. Postoperatively, one of these five patients improved to baseline, three had stable vision, another one had progressive visual decline despite surgical intervention.
Conclusions: Endoscopic endonasal approach can be used as an alternative to decompress orbital apex pathologies in selected patients.
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