A valuable collection of neuroendoscopic procedures
Includes standardized descriptions of surgical approaches
Offers anatomical pictures, schemes, and artist's illustrations
As a consequence of the enormous technological progress in and around modern neurosurgery – such as preoperative investigation of the exact individual anatomy of the patient, individual planning of the procedure, application of navigation techniques, use of endoscopes and videosurgery – approaches for intracranial microsurgical procedures have become smaller in comparison to historically standard neurosurgical approaches.
Keyhole Approaches in Neurosurgery is a continuation of the previous works "Endoscopic Anatomy for Neurosurgery" and "Keyhole Concept in Neurosurgery," which present the operative technical description of the different keyhole approaches based on surgical anatomical examples. The approaches, strategies, indications and technical details described here are complemented by anatomical pictures, schemes, and artists’ illustrations. Each approach is analyzed with regard to its geometric boundaries and the topography of the target structures. The book offers a highly valuable systematic overview of keyhole approaches in the daily work of a neurosurgeon.
- minimally invasive neurosurgery
- preoperative planning
- surgical approaches
Table of contents
Supraorbital approach: Laterial variation of the supraorbital craniotomy. - Medial modification of the supraorbital craniotomy. - Basal variation of the supraorbital approach: the supraorbito-orbital craniotomy
Subtemporal approach: Posterior variation of the subtemporal craniotomy. - The combined posterior subtemporal-presigmoidal approach. - Extradural modification of the subtemporal craniotomy exposing the internal auditory canal. - Extended trans-petrous-apex modification exposing the posterior fossa
Suboccipital approach: Caudal variation of the median suboccipital approach
Interhemispheric approach: The anterior (frontal) subcallosal variation of the interhemispheric approach. - The posterior (occipital) subcallosal modification of the interhemispheric approach
Transcortical approach exposing the lateral and third ventricles