Editorial. Is the use of 5-ALA in endoscopic skull base surgery truly limited or in need of more refined evaluation?

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  • Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic; and Minimally Invasive Cranial Base and Pituitary Surgery Program, Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Pablo F. Recinos: recinop@ccf.org.

ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE DOI: 10.3171/2020.5.JNS201171.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online October 30, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.JNS201870.

Disclosures The author reports no conflict of interest.

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