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Atlas of Microsurgery of the Lateral Skull Base

Mario Sanna

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In this completely revised and enlarged new edition, Professor Sanna and his team provide systematic demonstrations of the major lateral skull base approaches, drawing from 20 years of experience of the eminent Gruppo Otologico located in Piacenza, Italy. Key features: - Introductory chapters on the general principles, instrumentation, and special considerations that characterize this type of surgery - Discussion of the radiology of skull base lesions as it relates to surgery, with particular emphasis on findings that can influence the choice of surgical approach, alter the course of surgery, or affect the prognosis - Actual demonstrations of the anatomy seen during the different surgical approaches-standard anatomy textbooks fail to address this issue - For each approach, step-by-step descriptions of the surgical technique and numerous clinical cases representing the most commonly encountered lesions so that the reader receives a comprehensive understanding of how to perform the approach and what to expect during surgery - "Pearls and Pitfalls" at the end of most chapters gathered from the vast number of cases managed throughout the years by the authors and included to help others avoid mistakes - Over 1300 superb and instructive illustrations consisting of photographs of live surgery and cadaver dissections, radiologic images, and drawings Further advanced topics covered: - Combined approaches providing the necessary route to manage certain extensive skull base tumors that represent particular challenges - Management strategies for different skull base lesions (e.g., surgical vs. nonsurgical management, the different factors that determine the choice of the surgical approach, cases that are managed conservatively or with radiosurgery) - Management of the internal carotid artery in skull base surgery, including the new technique of using stents to facilitate tumor dissection from the internal carotid artery This outstanding surgical atlas is invaluable for any surgeon who seeks not only to master the different surgical approaches but also to grasp the real essence of skull base surgery. Other titles by Professor Sanna and his colleagues: - Endoscopy in Neuro-Otology (1999, with J. Magnan) - Atlas of Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery (1998) - Middle Ear and Mastoid Microsurgery (2003) - Color Atlas of Otoscopy: From Diagnosis to Surgery (2003) - The Temporal Bone: A Manual for Dissection and Surgical Approaches (2006) - The Facial Nerve in Temporal Bone and Lateral Skull Base Microsurgery (2006)

Mario Sanna


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 408
Erscheinungsdatum 05.09.2007
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-3-13-101092-6
Verlag Thieme
Maße (L/B/H) 30,9/22,3/3,4 cm
Gewicht 1704 g
Abbildungen 1312 illustrations
Auflage 2. Auflage (2nd edition)


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  • 1. Operating Room Setup 2. Special Considerations in Skull Base Surgery 3. Radiology of the Lateral Skull Base 4. Introduction to Lateral Skull Base Surgery 4.1 Classification of Lateral Skull Base Approaches 4.2 Surgical Anatomy 5. The Translabyrinthine Approaches 5.1 The Enlarged Translabyrinthine Approach 5.2 The Enlarged Translabyrinthine Approach with Transapical Extension 5.3 Brain Stem Implantation 6. The Transcochlear Approaches 6.1 The Transotic Approach 6.2 The Modified Transchochlear Approache, Types A-D 7. The Middle Fossa Approaches 8. Approaches to the Jugular Foramen 8.1 Type A Infratemporal Fossa Approach 8.2 Type B Petro-occipital Transsigmoid Approach 9. Approaches to the Infratemporal Fossa 9.1 Type B Infratemporal Fossa Approach 9.2 Type C Infratemporal Fossa Approach 9.3 The Group of Preauricular Transzygometic Approaches 9.3.1 Type D Infratemporal Fossa Approach 9.3.2 Preauricular Infratemporal Transzygometic Approach 9.3.3 Preauricular Frontotemporal Orbitozygometic Approach 10. The Retrosigmoid Retrolabyrinthine Approach 11. The Extreme Lateral Approach 12. Combined Approaches 13. Decision-making in Skull Base Surgery 14. General Principles of Embolization in Skull Base Tumors 15. Management of the Internal Carotid Artery in Skull Base Surgery