Objectives Skull base endoscopy allows for minimal access approaches to the sinonasal contents and cranial base. Advances in endoscopic technique and applications have been published rapidly in recent decades. Setting: We utilized an Internet-based scholarly database (Web of Science, Thomson Reuters) to query broad-based phrases regarding skull base endoscopy literature. Participants: All skull base endoscopy publications. Main Outcome Measures: Standard bibliometrics outcomes. Results: We identified 4,082 relevant skull base endoscopy English-language articles published between 1973 and 2014. The 50 top-cited publications (n = 51, due to articles with equal citation counts) ranged in citation count from 397 to 88. Most of the articles were clinical case series or technique descriptions. Most (96% [49/51])were published in journals specific to either neurosurgery or otolaryngology. Conclusions: A relatively small number of institutions and individuals have published a large amount of the literature. Most of the publications consisted of case series and technical advances, with a lack of randomized trials.
Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base
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Hardesty, Douglas A.; Ponce, Francisco A.; Little, Andrew S.; and Nakaji, Peter, "A Quantitative Analysis of Published Skull Base Endoscopy Literature" (2015). Neurosurgery. 10.