The second edition of Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle offers a comprehensive guide to the surgical treatment of diseases in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), a fragile area of the skull base that Harvey Cushing famously described as "the bloody angle." This multidisciplinary treatment of the subject brings the most up-to-date information on the endoscopic, endovascular, and radiologic treatment options together to present proven and effective options to the surgical teams taking on this challenging neurologic surgery. The book is divided into five sections:
- Foundations for Treatment
- Surgical Approaches
- Acoustic Neuromas (with new chapters on hearing rehabilitation following acoustic neuroma surgery and prevention and management of CSF leakage after surgery)
- Nonschwannomatous Lesions of the CPA
- Examples of Cases and Approaches with Animations and Videos
Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD is a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals and Director of University Hospitals Neurological Institute. He is Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs for Neurological Surgery and Professor in the departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as well as Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, UH Neurological Institute. Dr. Bambakidis sees patients at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio.
Cliff A. Megerian, MD is Julius McCall Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute. Dr. Megerian was named the Inaugural recipient of the Richard and Patricia Pogue Endowed Chair in Auditory Surgery and Hearing Sciences at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Robert E. Spetzler, MD is Emeritus Chair of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute, University of Arizona School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona.