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SIU Medicine physicians perform first transorbital skull base surgery in central Illinois

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Dr. Dana Crosby, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and neurosurgeon Dr. Devin Amin recently completed the first transorbital skull base surgery in central Illinois at SIU Medicine.

This minimally invasive surgical approach is unique in that it reaches conditions such as tumors behind the eyes or in the brain without disturbing the eye or requiring large incisions and retraction of the brain. To ensure accuracy and precision, the surgical team was able to utilize the Surgical Skills Lab at Memorial Learning Center, as well as the ability to 3D print the tumor and its relationship to the patient's anatomy ahead of the surgery.

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