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Title Skull base surgery of the posterior fossa / William T. Couldwell, editor
Published Cham : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""Contributors""; ""Part I: Introduction""; ""1: Surgical Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa""; "" Introduction""; "" Enclosure of the Posterior Fossa""; "" Skull Base""; "" Neural Foramina""; "" Tentorium""; "" Venous Sinuses""; "" Obstacles to Surgery""; "" Contents of the Posterior Fossa""; "" Arteries and Rule of Three""; "" Veins""; "" Special Regions""; "" Cavernous Sinus""; "" Clivus and Petroclival Region""; "" Internal Auditory Meatus and Otological Structures""; "" Jugular Foramen""; "" Surgical Corridors and Related Anatomy""; "" Posterior""
"" Anatomy"""" Cranial and Extradural Anatomy""; "" Intradural Anatomy""; "" Surgical Technique""; "" Positioning""; "" Craniotomy Technique""; "" Reconstruction and Closure""; "" Complications""; "" Conclusions""; ""References""; ""3: Middle Fossa and Translabyrinthine Approaches""; "" Introduction""; "" Preoperative Evaluation""; "" Indications for Surgery""; "" Patient Counseling""; "" Surgery""; "" General Preoperative Preparation""; "" Surgical Technique: Middle Fossa Approach""; "" Surgical Technique: Translabyrinthine Approach""; "" Postoperative Care""; "" Outcomes""
"" Hearing Preservation"""" Facial Nerve Function""; "" Complications""; "" Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak and Meningitis""; "" Hemorrhage""; "" Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis""; "" Venous Thromboembolism""; "" Major Neurological Complications""; "" Summary""; ""References""; ""4: Posterior and Combined Petrosal Approaches""; "" Introduction""; "" Preoperative Planning""; "" Role of Intraoperative Monitoring""; "" Petrosal Approach (or Posterior Petrosal Approach)""; "" Patient Positioning""; "" Skin Incision and Craniotomy""; "" Combined Petrosal Approach""; "" Patient Positioning""
"" Occipital Transtentorial"""" Supracerebellar Infratentorial""; "" Suboccipital, Telovelar""; "" Posterolateral: Retrosigmoid""; "" Far-Lateral Approach""; "" Posterolateral: Presigmoid""; "" Mastoidectomy""; "" Transcrusal and Translabyrinthine Approaches""; "" Transcochlear and Transotic Approaches""; "" Combined Supra-/Infratentorial Petrosal Approaches""; "" Exposure of Jugular Foramen""; "" Lateral""; "" Anterolateral""; "" Anterior""; "" Credits""; ""References""; ""Part II: Approaches""; ""2: Retrosigmoid Craniotomy and Its Variants""; "" Background""; "" Indications""
"" Skin Incision and Craniotomy"""" Tumor Resection""; "" Closure""; "" Tricks and Pitfalls""; "" Conclusion""; ""References""; ""5: Far Lateral Approach and Its Variants""; "" Introduction""; "" Anesthetic Technique and Positioning""; "" Incision and Muscle Dissection""; "" Extradural Exposure""; "" Transcondylar Variants""; "" Supracondylar Variants""; "" Paracondylar Variants""; "" Intradural Exposure""; "" Conclusions""; ""References""; ""6: Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Posterior Fossa Tumors""; "" Introduction""; "" Endoscopic Endonasal Transclival Approach""
Summary This text provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of surgical approaches to lesions of the posterior fossa. It will serve as a resource for neurosurgeons and otologists who treat patients with tumors and vascular diseases of the posterior fossa. It provides a concise review of surgical strategies that address the most important pathologies affecting the posterior fossa. It is richly illustrated with photographs of the surgical strategies covered. All chapters are written by experts with world-wide recognition for their contributions in their respective subspecialty. Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa will be of great utility to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, and Radiation Therapists with an interest in diseases that affect the posterior fossa, as well as Senior Residents in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, and Fellows of Skull Base Surgery and Otology
Notes "" Extradural Posterior Fossa Tumors""
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cranial Fossa, Posterior -- surgery.
Infratentorial Neoplasms -- surgery.
Meningioma -- surgery.
Skull Base -- surgery.
Cranial fossa, Posterior -- Surgery.
Skull base -- Surgery.
Form Electronic book
Author Couldwell, William T.
LC no. 2017955827
ISBN 3319670387 (electronic bk.)
9783319670386 (electronic bk.)