Open Access Review Article

Functional Outcomes in Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base, A rising challenge

David Bedoya1, Joaquim Enseñat2, Isam Alobid1,3 and Cristobal Langdon1,3*

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Barcelona, Spain

2Department of Neurosurgery, University of Barcelona, Spain

3Department of Clinical and Experimental Respiratory Immunology, University Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Received Date: June 05, 2019;  Published Date: July 09, 2019


Since the introduction of endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery in the management of skull base neoplasms the exclusive purpose has been to increase survival rates. Recently, given the improved of the survival rates, more attention has been focused on other aspects such as nasal symptoms and quality of life. The purpose of this review is to assess the current evidence of functional outcomes after endoscopic skull base surgery.

Keywords: Endoscopic surgery, Skull base, Quality of life, Nasal symptoms

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