This richly illustrated book offers detailed, step-by-step guidance on surgical
approaches and techniques in patients with midline tumors of the skull base.
Access routes are described from both endoscopic and microscopic standpoints,
via different approaches, in order to provide a 360-degree overview of contemporary
midline skull base surgery. For each pathology, the multiple surgical options
and their specific indications are clearly presented, with inclusion of neuroradiological
images, an anatomical dissection study and operative images and videos.
The book is intended for surgeons who wish to acquire knowledge and experience in skull base surgery employing endoscopic endonasal and microsurgical transcranial techniques. It is exceptional in providing an integrated perspective that encompasses traditional microsurgical approaches and the most recent endoscopic ones, with definition of the indications for and limitations of both options.
- Offers a comparative evaluation of surgical approaches (transcranial and endonasal) based on lesion type, with special focus on anatomy, neuroradiology and neurosurgical technique
- Identifies the indications for and limitations of each neurosurgical approach
- Describes the modern multidisciplinary management of skull base lesions
- Supported by a wealth of figures and videos for step by step procedures
Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Part I Pituitary adenomas.- 1 Introduction to pituitary adenomas.- 2 Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (standard and extended technique).- 3 Endoscopic endonasal ethmoid-pterygoid transsphenoidal approach to the cavernous sinus.- 4 Frontotemporal approach.- 5 Radiotherapy and radiosurgery.- Part II Craniopharyngiomas.- 6 Introduction to craniopharyngiomas.- 7 Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach.- 8 Frontotemporal approach.- 9 Supraorbital approach.- 10 Transcallosal approach.- 11 Radiotherapy and radiosurgery for craniopharyngiomas.- Part III Cystic sellar lesions.- 12 Introduction to cystic sellar lesions.- 13 Arachnoid cysts.- 14 Rathke cleft cyst.- Part IV Anterior cranial fossa meningiomas.- 15 Introduction to anterior cranial fossa meningiomas.- 16 Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach.- 17 Frontotemporal approach.- 18 Subfrontal approach.- 19 Supraorbital approach.- 20 Radiotherapy and radiosurgery.- Part V Clival chordomas.- 21 Introduction to clival chordomas.- 22 Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach.- 23 Retrosigmoid approach.- 24 Skull base approaches.- 25 Radiotherapy, radiosurgery and proton beam.- Part VI Cranial base reconstruction after transcranial and transnasal skull base surgery.- 26 Indications for cranial base reconstruction.- 27 Neuroradiology in cranial base reconstruction.- 28 Anatomy of cranial base reconstruction.- 29 Techniques for cranial base reconstruction.