Overcoming Obstacles in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: Challenging Corridors, Cases and Defects

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Dr. Friedel is a Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellow and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and then completed residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has a particular interest in sinonasal function and preservation in conjunction with advanced endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery.



Endoscopic cranial base surgery is a rapidly advancing field with new innovations leading to an expansion in surgical approaches. The aim of this lecture is to provide the audience with an overview of some common challenges and obstacles faced by the endoscopic skull base surgeon and provide algorithms for confronting some of these difficult cases.

Presentation: 47 minutes