Part I Presurgical Training 1 Training Models in Neurosurgery 2 Assessment of Surgical Exposure. Part II Planning, Patient Positioning, and Basic Techniques 3 Anatomical Landmarks and Cranial Anthropometry 4 Presurgical Planning By Images 5 Patient Positioning 6 Fundamentals of Cranial Neurosurgery 7 Skin Incisions, Head and Neck Soft-Tissue Dissection 8 Techniques of Temporal Muscle Dissection 9 Intraoperative Imaging. Part III Cranial Approaches 10 Precaruncular Approach to the Medial Orbit and Central Skull Base 11 Supraorbital Approach 12 Trans-Ciliar Approach 13 Lateral Orbitotomy 14 Frontal and Bifrontal Approach 15 Frontotemporal and Pterional Approach 16 Mini-Pterional Approach 17 Combined Orbito-Zygomatic Approaches 18 Midline Interhemispheric Approach 19 Temporal Approach and Variants 20 Intradural Subtemporal Approach 21 Extradural Subtemporal Transzygomatic Approach 22 Occipital Approach 23 Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach 24 Endoscopic Approach to Pineal Region 25 Midline Suboccipital Approach 26 Retrosigmoid Approach 27 Endoscopic Retrosigmoid Approach 28 Far Lateral Approach and Principles of Vertebral Artery Mobilization 29 Trans-Frontal-Sinus Subcranial Approach 30 Transbasal and Extended Subfrontal Bilateral Approach 31 Trauma Flap and Osteo-Dural Decompression Techniques 32 Surgical Anatomy of the Petrous Bone. Part IV Transpetrosal Approaches 33 Anterior Petrosectomy 34 Presigmoid Retrolabyrinthine Approach 35 Translabyrinthine and Transcochlear Transpetrosal Approach. Part V Endonasal, Transoral, and Transmaxillary Procedures 36 Nasal Surgical Anatomy 37 Microscopic Endonasal and Sublabial Approach 38 Endoscopic Endonasal Transphenoidal Approach 39 Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Approach 40 Endoscopic Endonasal Modified Lothrop Approach to Anterior Cranial Fossa 41 Endoscopic Endonasal Odontoidectomy 42 Endoscopic Transoral Approach 43 Transmaxillary Approaches 44 Transmaxillary Transpterygoid Approach 45 Endoscopic Endonasal Transclival Approach with Transcondylar Extension 46 Endoscopic Endonasal Transmaxillary Approach to the Vidian Canal And Meckel's Cave. Part VI Vascular Procedures 47 Superficial Temporal Artery & Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass 48 High Flow Bypass (Common Carotid Artery & Middle Cerebral Artery) 49 Middle Cerebral Artery & Internal Maxillary Artery Bypass. Part VII Ventricular Shunts Procedures 50 Anthropometry for Ventricular Puncture 51 Ventricular-Peritoneal Shunt 52 Endoscopic Septostomy 53 Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Biopsy of Pineal Region
One-of-kind textbook provides comprehensive tutorial on cranial anatomy with step-by-step text and visuals
Dissection in the anatomical laboratory is a mandatory component of training for neurosurgeons. Acquisition of highly technical skills is a long and arduous task, requiring knowledge of complex surgical anatomy and basic steps for single surgical approaches. Unlike dense textbooks, Operative Cranial Neurosurgical Anatomyby Filippo Gagliardi, Cristian Gragnaniello, Pietro Mortini, and Anthony Caputy provides readers with a user-friendly tutorial on cranial approaches, clearly delineated through concise written instructions and serial images.
Essential procedural aspects are discussed in 53 chapters, starting with sections on pre-surgical training and planning, patient positioning, and basic techniques. Subsequent sections detail cranial approaches; transpetrosal approaches; endonasal, transoral, and transmaxillary procedures; vascular procedures; and ventricular shunts procedures. Surgical technique fundamentals and basic variants, including surgical anatomy and landmarks, are highlighted in 500 figures and illustrations.
- Summaries, graphics, and schematic drawings provide immediate access to salient information to utilize during surgical dissections and for surgical preparation
- A wide spectrum of cranial procedures covered in 23 chapters – from the precaruncular approach to the medial orbit and central skull base – to surgical anatomy of the petrous bone
- Diverse endonasal procedures including sublabial, transphenoidal, modified lothrop, odontoidectomy, and endoscopic endonasal transmaxillary
- Vascular procedures such as middle cerebral artery bypass and internal maxillary artery bypass
This reader-friendly handbook is a must-have resource for every neurosurgical resident and an excellent refresher for all neurosurgeons. It will help residents and fellows optimize the time and quality of practical training in the cadaver lab, learn fundamental surgical techniques in cranial neurosurgery, and thoroughly prepare for cranial neurosurgical cases.