The skull base anatomy is complex numerous vital neurovascular structures pass through multiple channels and foramina located in the base skull with the advent of computerized tomography ct and magnetic resonance imaging mri accurate preoperative lesion localization and evaluation of its . Dedicated skull base imaging protocols are imperative as these abnormalities will not be picked up on a routine mri of the brain and multiplanar imaging particularly in the coronal plane is essential to fully evaluate the skull base . Use todays latest technology and methods to optimize imaging of complex skull base anatomy this practical reference offers expert guidance on accurate preoperative lesion localization and the evaluation of its relationship with adjacent neurovascular st. Abstract the anterior skull base is an important anatomic structure that separates the cranial cavity above and the sinonasal cavity and the orbits below. Cerebrospinal fluid csf leak occurs when there is an osseous and dural defect at the skull base with direct communication of the subarachnoid space to the extracranial space usually a paranasal sinus recognition of the leak site and source and appropriate treatment are necessary to avoid rhinorrhea or otorrhea low pressure headaches and meningitis known complications of csf leak
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