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monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets

largest carnivore of Madagascar

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Efforts to remove tumor extensions outside the nasal cavity and sinuses were limited because of the degree of intracranial invasion, and the patient required adjuvant radiation therapy for the remaining tumor in the inferior orbit, middle cranial fossa, and cavernous sinus.
Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint with invasion into the middle cranial fossa [in German].
The first reported use of the middle cranial fossa approach occurred in 1904; a hammer and chisel were used then to access the vestibular nerve for sectioning.
Indications for the use of the middle cranial fossa approach are now clearly understood.
Using the middle cranial fossa approach, we found a 3 x 2-cm tear in the dura overlying the tegmen tympani and a comparably sized bony defect in the tegmen tympani itself.
In our case, the defect was revealed via an exploratory mastoidectomy and middle cranial fossa exploration.
We describe the case of a 56-year-old man who presented with a multiloculated arachnoid cyst of the middle cranial fossa that extended into the sphenoid sinus.
Approximately 50% of intracranial arachnoid cysts are located in the middle cranial fossa and 30% in the posterior fossa; most (64%) arise on the left side.
extension into the middle cranial fossa through the mastoid and tympanic tegmen, leading to involvement of the temporal lobe
T4b: The tumor has invaded the orbital apex, brain, middle cranial fossa, or overlying cranial nerves.
We performed a mastoidectomy with neurosurgery, approaching via the middle cranial fossa.
More well accepted is the Kadish classification system (stages A through C), which is based on the clinical spread of the tumor: stage A tumors are confined to the nasal cavity, stage B lesions involve the sinuses, and stage C masses revolve the middle cranial fossa and the retrobulbar orbit.