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Table 6 Postoperative complications

From: Endoscopic endonasal transclival removal of tumors of the clivus and anterior region of the posterior cranial fossa (results of surgical treatment of 140 patients)

Type of complication Number of cases Percent
Cranial nerve dysfunctiona
 III 4 2.86
 VI 15 10.71
 IX, X 1 0.71
CSF leakage (without meningitis) 1 0.71
CSF leakage + meningitis 8 5.71
Meningitis (without CSF leakage) 5 3.57
Hydrocephalus 2 1.43
Mental disorders 2 1.43
Death 2 1.43
  1. aPrimary CN function deficit after surgery. Regression CN dysfunction was observed in ten patients over the period from 1 to 4 months after surgery