Modern microsurgical techniques have opened up a new horizon for the otoneurosurgeon. This volume is a very important contribu tion to the student who is learning these surgical approaches. Surgical otoneurology has now passed the infancy stage, but is still an adolescent. As more otologists and neurosurgeons become skilled in this type of surgery, new and better approaches will evolve. Certainly there needs to be much better management of the carotid artery as it passes through the temporal bone. Better techniques to preserve the IX, X, and XI nerves in the jugular bulb area should be developed, and more delicate procedures for management of lesions inside the cochlea and vestibular labyrinth should be developed. As our diagnostic techniques have improved, particularly through imaging, surgical techniques to match the improved diagnostic techniques will emerge. For future otoneurologists who are pre pared, many problems involving the temporal bone that are now considered untreatable will be successfully managed for very grateful patients. The purpose of this text is to familiarize the otoneurosur geon with the anatomy of the temporal bone, skull base, infratem poral fossa, and cerebellopontine angle. This anatomy will be taught by demonstrating surgical procedures. This atlas which is an example of cooperation between the schools of Los Angeles and Verona will permit the reader to rehearse otoneurosurgical procedures in the laboratory, and, when the techniques have been mastered, apply the various approaches in the treatment of inner ear and skull base lesions. William F. House MD.
The Index provides a broad coverage and access to book reviews in the general social sciences, humanities, sciences, and fine arts, as well as general interest magazines and includes journals from Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. In addition, it indexes several journals that, while published in the US, concentrate on reviewing foreign published or foreign language books. These include Hispania, French Review, German Quarterly and World Literature Today.
This lavishly illustrated atlas provides comprehensive coverage of the surgical management of facial nerve tumors and of the facial nerve in diseases affecting the temporal bone and lateral skull base. The surgical management and the different operative procedures involved are described step-by-step using full-color images of outstanding quality drawn from a collection of over 1700 cases of skull base surgery and 18000 case of middle ear surgery. The expert authors discuss the management of the facial nerve in various pathologies, the facial nerve in petrous bone cholesteatoma, the management of the facial nerve in vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas, and facial nerve management in glomus tumors, middle ear carcinomas, and with cochlear implants. Key features: Opening chapters on facial nerve anatomy, radiology, operating room set-up, and intraoperative facial nerve monitoring, representing the knowledge needed before considering surgery Chapters on facial nerve repair and reanimation, and comprehensive coverage of tumors of the facial nerve Dr. Sanna is part of The Grupppo Otologico, a world-renowned specialist center for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, skull base, facial nerve, head and neck, and paranasal sinuses. More information is available on the group's website, www.gruppootologico.it/eng.
Authored by pioneers in the field, Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery -- now in a fully updated second edition -- provides step-by-step descriptions of the most common surgical approaches complemented by clearly labeled, full-color intraoperative photographs. Numerous cases derived from the expert authors own experience accompany each description to demonstrate the clinical application of the various techniques as well as to offer practical examples of what to do when faced with surgical complications.Concise, tightly focused chapters cover everything from surgical anatomy and operating room setup to detailed explanations of how to perform the full range of surgical procedures, including the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach, the transotic approach, the modified transcochlear approach, and much more.Features: New chapters on the general features of acoustic neurinomas; functional surgery and intraoperative monitoring of the facial and cochlear nerves; imaging of acoustic neurinomas; facial nerve reanimation; and treatment options for patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 In-depth information on key aspects of patient care, such as patient selection, preoperative care, and postoperative follow-up 1,034 high-quality images -- including more than 900 full-color intraoperative photographs -- precisely display each step of the different procedures Multiple cases in each chapter prepare the reader for clinical situations Reflecting the latest technical advancements in acoustic neurinoma microsurgery, this visual guide will develop the surgical skills of every otolaryngologist and neurosurgeon that performs this delicate and complicated form of surgery.Dr. Sanna is part of The Gruppo Otologico, a world-renowned specialist center for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, skull base, facial nerve, head and neck, and paranasal sinuses. More information is available on the group's website, www.gruppootologico.it/eng.
Packed with clearly labeled, full-color drawings on every page, Atlas of Middle Ear Surgery guides readers through the most common and innovative surgical procedures used to manage middle ear pathology.The authors, experts in this technically demanding field, begin by providing practical background information on surgical anatomy and pathophysiology followed by a brief introduction to anesthesia considerations and operating room etiquette. Full-color drawings then demonstrate the various surgical techniques in a step-by-step formatthat is excellent for learning. Succinct, easy-to-understand descriptions accompany every drawing in a didactic manner that reinforces fundamental concepts as it teaches.Features The latest on the surgical management of tympanic membrane abnormalities, chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, and ossicular chain dysfunction 254 full-color drawings and schematics display anatomy and important surgical steps Numerous callout boxes in each chapter highlight key surgical tips, pearls, and pitfalls Concise and practical, this atlas is essential reading for otolaryngology residents, fellows, budding otologic surgeons, or practicing ENTs who need to hone their surgical skills and stay abreast of the latest advances in the field.
Die Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) hat sich zur fA1/4hrenden Schnittbildmethode entwickelt. Die kontinuierlichen technischen Neuerungen haben die Anwendungsbereiche deutlich erweitert. Die MRT wird heute nicht mehr nur im ZNS und muskuloskelettalen System, sondern auch im Abdomen, im Becken, in der Mammadiagnostik, der Herzbildgebung und fA1/4r GefAAuntersuchungen eingesetzt. Das vorliegende Buch bietet praktische Anleitungen fA1/4r effiziente und kosteneffektive MRT-Untersuchungen in der tAglichen Routine. Die zweite, vollstAndig A1/4berarbeitete Auflage berA1/4cksichtigt neue Techniken und enthAlt viele neue Abbildungen. Ziel des Buches ist, zu einem besseren praktischen VerstAndnis der MRT zu fA1/4hren und damit zur Optimierung der Arbeitsprozesse an MR-Anlagen beizutragen. Neue Techniken, Pulssequenzen und Protokolle sollen bei der LAsung klinischer Fragestellungen helfen. Das Buch erleichtert AnfAngern den Einstieg in die MRT und hilft Fortgeschrittenen, ihr Wissen zu aktualisieren.