Letter to the Editor. Contralateral transmaxillary approach

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TO THE EDITOR: We enjoyed seeing the application of the contralateral transmaxillary (CTM) approach by Pamias-Portalatin et al.3 (Pamias-Portalatin E, Mahato D, Rincon-Torroella J, et al: Endoscope-assisted contralateral transmaxillary approach to the clivus and the hypoglossal canal: technical case report. J Neurosurg [epub ahead of print June 22, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.1.JNS171972]). In this single case report, a subtotal resection of a petroclival chondrosarcoma was performed. The article fails to adequately recognize, however, the original contribution and clinical experience of the article by Patel et al.4 We reported on 5 clinical cases in which patients

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Correspondence Carl H. Snyderman: snydermanch@upmc.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online September 21, 2018; DOI: 10.3171/2018.7.JNS181919.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Morera VAFernandez-Miranda JCPrevedello DMMadhok RBarges-Coll JGardner P: “Far-medial” expanded endonasal approach to the inferior third of the clivus: the transcondylar and transjugular tubercle approaches. Neurosurgery 66(6 Suppl Operative):2112202010

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Pamias-Portalatin EMahato DRincon-Torroella JVivas-Buitrago TQuiñones-Hinojosa ABoahene KO: Endoscope-assisted contralateral transmaxillary approach to the clivus and the hypoglossal canal: technical case report. J Neurosurg [epub ahead of print June 22 2018. DOI: 10.3171/2018.1.JNS171972]

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Patel CRWang EWFernandez-Miranda JCGardner PASnyderman CH: Contralateral transmaxillary corridor: an augmented endoscopic approach to the petrous apex. J Neurosurg 129:2112192018

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