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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2017 May;60(3):315-321. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2017.0101.012
Kim YH , Wang KC , Phi JH , Kim SK .
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. nsthomas@snu.ac.kr
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been popularized in adults and has been applied to an expanding range of surgical modules and indications in this population. However, its clinical application in pediatric neurosurgery has been impeded by the differences in anatomical features and the relatively low incidence of diseases to which it is applicable. In this review article, we mainly discuss the surgical indications, feasibility, and complications of EEA for suprasellar lesions in children based on a review of the literature, focusing especially on the age-related anatomical features of the nasal cavity, various pathologic entities, and the impact of EEA on long-term craniofacial growth.

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