Photo Atlas of Skull Base Dissection: Techniques and Operative Approaches

Photo Atlas of Skull Base Dissection: Techniques and Operative Approaches


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An invaluable resource for gaining a visual orientation to skull base surgery

Praise for this book:
"[Four stars] Populated with superb pictures of anatomical dissections...highly recommend[ed] any clinician dealing with skull base conditions." - Doody's Review

A richly illustrated, step-by-step guide to the full range of approaches in skull base surgery, this book is designed to enable the surgeon to gain not only the technical expertise for common procedures, but to be able to confidently modify standard approaches when necessary. Full-color images of cadavers orient the surgeon to the clinical setting by presenting in precise detail the perspective encountered in the operating room. The images demonstrate surgical anatomy and the relevant structures adjacent to the exposures. Special emphasis on the relationship between the operative corridor and the surrounding anatomy helps the surgeon develop a clear understanding of whether tissues adjacent to the dissection can be exposed without complications.


  • More than 1,000 high-quality images demonstrate key concepts
  • Brief lists of "Key Steps" guide the surgeon through each step of the dissection
  • Concise text supplements each photograph, providing descriptions of technical maneuvers and clinical pearls
  • Coverage of the latest innovative approaches enables surgeons to optimize clinical techniques

Through detailed coverage of surgical anatomy and relevant adjacent structures, this book enables clinicians to develop a solid understanding of the entire operative region as well as the limits and possibilities of each skull base approach. It is an indispensable reference for neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, and otolaryngologists, and residents in these specialties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588905215
Publisher: Thieme Publishers New York
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,151,151
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Division Neurosurgery, Dept of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC USA

Table of Contents

I Anterior Skull Base
Chapter 1 Craniofacial Anatomy
Chapter 2 Transmaxilloethmoidal Approach
Chapter 3 Transfacial Transmaxillary Approach
Chapter 4 Bifrontal Transbasal Approach
Chapter 5 Endonasal Paraseptal Transsphenoidal Approach
Chapter 6 Transoral Approach
Chapter 7 Orbital Approach
II Anterolateral Skull Base
Chapter 8 Anatomy for Anterolateral Skull Base Surgery
Chapter 9 Frontotemporal Orbitozygomatic Transcavernous Approach
III Lateral Skull Base
Chapter 10 Anatomy for Lateral Skull Base Surgery
Chapter 11 Preauricular Transzygomatic Approach to the Anterior Infratemporal Fossa and Middle Infratemporal Fossa
Chapter 12 Middle Fossa Rhomboid Approach (Anterior Petrosectomy)
IV Posterolateral Skull Base
Chapter 13 Anatomy for Posterolateral Skull Base Surgery
Chapter 14 Transmastoid Approach: Retrolabyrinthine, Translabyrinthine, and Transcochlear Approaches
Chapter 15 Combined Petrosal Approach
Chapter 16 Postauricular Transmastoid Posterior Infratemporal Fossa Transjugular Approach
Chapter 17 Total Petrosectomy with Partial Clivectomy
V Posterior Skull Base
Chapter 18 Anatomy for Posterior Skull Base Surgery
Chapter 19 Transcondylar Transtubercular Approach
Chapter 20 Lateral Suboccipital Approach

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