Recent developments in our understanding of the complex anatomy of the cranial base and the biological behaviour of tumours in this area have significantly improved the outcome of patients with skull base tumours. The contributors present a systemic introduction and summary of contemporary knowledge in skull base surgery. The book has three major parts: (i) clinical, pathological and radiological management of patients, (ii) open and endoscopic surgical approaches to the skull base, and (iii) outcome, morbidity and postoperative follow-up of patients. The book is meant for medical students, residents and consultants in various disciplines, including otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and oncology. The emphasis is on the clinical approach to the patient rather than on surgical techniques per se.
- This book is committed to a vision of interdisciplinary treatment and education in skull base surgery
- It is meant to be accessible to medical students, residents and attending's in various disciplines, including otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and oncology
- Throughout, the emphasis is on the clinical approach to the patient rather than on surgical techniques per se.We have tried to introduce all the major ideas that a physician involved in treating these patients would be expected to know—with the exception of surgical anatomy and technical issues in radiation oncology. Specific cases of patients are discussed throughout the book
Skull base surgery in the 21st century.- Symptoms, signs and physical examination of patients with skull base tumours.- Benign tumours of the anterior skull base and . paranasal sinuses.- Malignant tumours of the paranasal sinuses and skull base.- Radiological imaging of skull base tumours.- Open surgical approaches to the anterior skull base and paranasal sinuses.- Endoscopic skull base surgery.- Vestibular schwannoma—management and treatment approaches.- Evaluation and treatment of malignant tumours of the temporal bone.- Quality of life issues in patients with skull base tumours
ZIL GIL is the Director of the Head and Neck Surgery Unit and the Laboratory for Applied Cancer Research at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
DAN M. FLISS is the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel.