Category: TumorZones of Exposure in Surgical Approaches to the Anterior Cranial Base and Paranasal SinusesCouldwell, William T. M.D., Ph.D; Liu, James K. M.D.; Orlandi, Richard R. M.D.; Weiss, Martin H. M.D.Author Information Dr. Couldwell is Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; E-mail: [email protected]; Dr. Liu is a Resident in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah Health Sciences Center; Dr. Orlandi is Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and Dr. Weiss is Professor and Department Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yaşargil, M.D. *Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: December 15th, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 25 - p 1-11 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the basic transcranial and transfacial approaches to the anterior cranial base. 2. Recall the zones of exposure of each approach and their limitations. 3. Identify the appropriate cranial base approach based on the location of the pathology while minimizing facial incisions. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.