Transcervical Transmastoid Approach to Lesions of the Jugular Bulb

Paul J. Donald, Richard A. Chole

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Traditional approaches to the jugular bulb principally designed for the extirpation of tumors of the skull base, such as chemodectomas, require a transmastoid approach with transposition of the facial nerve. Such manipulation of the nerve commonly leads to some postoperative impairment. The transmastoid transcervical approach, in which the patient's head is acutely flexed forward, the skull base muscles are separated from their origins, and a retrofacial dissection is performed, permits access to the jugular bulb between the undersurface of the skull and C-1. (Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:309-314)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1984


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