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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
MoreraVAFernandez-MirandaJCPrevedelloDMMadhokRBarges-CollJGardnerP: “Far-medial” expanded endonasal approach to the inferior third of the clivus: the transcondylar and transjugular tubercle approaches. Neurosurgery66(6 Suppl Operative):211–2202010
Pamias-PortalatinEMahatoDRincon-TorroellaJVivas-BuitragoTQuiñones-HinojosaABoaheneKO: 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]