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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 341876, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/341876
Research Article

Feasibility of Piezoelectric Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Craniotomy: A Cadaveric Study

1Department of General Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 26/28, 8036 Graz, Austria
2Rhinoneurosurgery Group, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
3Department for Neurosurgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria

Received 14 December 2013; Accepted 2 January 2014; Published 9 February 2014

Academic Editor: Jan Plzák

Copyright © 2014 Peter Valentin Tomazic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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