Section 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Principles of endoscopic cranial base reconstruction
Chapter 2 Operative planning and treatment algorithm
Section 2 Nasoseptal flap and variations
Chapter 3 Standard nasoseptal flap
Chapter 4 Rescue nasoseptal flap
Chapter 5 Extended nasoseptal flap
Chapter 6 Nasoseptal flap pedicle release
Chapter 7 Composite cartilagomucosal nasoseptal flap
Chapter 8 Resurface of the septum donor site
Section 3 Other Intranasal Flaps
Chapter 9 Middle turbinate flap
Chapter 10 Posterior-based lateral nasal wall flaps
Chapter 11 Anterior-based lateral nasal wall flaps
Section 4 Extranasal Flaps
Chapter 12 Pericranial flap
Chapter 13 Temporoparietal fascia flap
Chapter 14 Composite extranasal flaps: osteopericranial and osteotemporoparietal flaps
Chapter 15 Temporalis muscle flap
Chapter 16 Other extranasal flaps: facial artery buccinator flap and palatal flap
Section 5 Free Grafts
Chapter 17 Mucosal grafts
Chapter 18 Non-mucosal grafts: fat, muscle, fascia lata and septal cartilage
Section 6 Free Flaps
Chapter 19 Endoscopic cranial base free flap reconstruction
Section 7 Challenging Cases
Chapter 20 Free flap reconstruction
Chapter 21 Galeal-Fontalis muscle flap
Chapter 22 Necrotic pericranial scalp flap
Chapter 23 Necrotic nasoseptal flap
Chapter 24 What to Do When a Nasoseptal Flap Is Not Perfusing?
Chapter 25 Persistent Subcutaneous/Epidural Pneumocephalus Following Skull Base Surgery
Chapter 26 Recalcitrant Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
The quintessential guide to endoscopic skull base reconstruction from multidisciplinary experts
Due to close collaboration between otorhinolaryngologists and neurosurgeons, endoscopic endonasal brain surgery has become part of the surgical armamentarium for successful treatment of various cranial base pathologies. Today, it is considered the gold standard surgical technique for many types of skull base tumors. Techniques and Key Points for Endoscopic Cranial Base Reconstruction by pioneering otorhinolaryngologist Carlos D. Pinheiro-Neto and neurosurgeon Maria Peris-Celda, co-editor of Thieme's acclaimed Rhoton's Atlas of Head, Neck, and Brain, encompasses the most important endoscopic cranial base reconstruction techniques performed in the last two decades. The book features contributions from an impressive group of additional experts in this field.
Comprised of 26 reader-friendly chapters divided into seven sections, the book starts with discussion of general principles of endoscopic cranial base reconstruction. Sections II through VI provide step-by-step descriptions of reconstructive approaches utilizing diverse flaps including nasoseptal, intranasal, extranasal, and free grafts, followed by free flaps. The final section details management of seven challenging cases that enrich practical clinical experience, from free flap reconstruction to recalcitrant cerebrospinal fluid leak. Key Highlights:
- Decision-making rationales and pearls regarding selection of the most efficacious reconstructive techniques.
- Consistently formatted chapters feature a succinct review of anatomical concepts integral to each procedure, detailed descriptions for each surgical step, and alternative options.
- High-quality and meticulous anatomical dissections performed at the editors' anatomy laboratory and beautiful illustrations depict the flow of operations essential to understanding surgical nuances.
- Nineteen narrated videos visually demonstrate techniques and consolidate learning.
This must-have, comprehensive resource will help skull base surgeons master the latest techniques, avoid complications, and achieve improved outcomes for their patients.