Recent developments in our understanding of the complex anatomy of the cranial base and the biological behaviour of tumours in this area have brought with them a significant improvement in the outcome of patients with skull base tumours. To provide clinicians from different disciplines a doorway to this field, the contributors present a systemic introduction and summary of contemporary knowledge in skull base surgery, without requiring prior information in the field. 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.
Tumours of the skull base and paranasal sinuses is meant to be accessible to medical students, residents and attendings 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.
About the Author
Ziv 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.
The editors are recognized internationally for their contribution in the field of skull base and head and neck surgery. Their research interests are in the development of new surgical techniques and the investigation of the outcome of skull base patients.