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Surgery of the Skull Base

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Madjid Samii
  • Wolfgang Draf
  • Johannes Lang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 1-1
  3. Surgical Anatomy of the Skull Base (SA)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 4-6
    3. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 7-10
    4. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 11-11
    5. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 12-12
    6. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 13-15
    7. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 16-18
    8. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 19-23
    9. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 24-26
    10. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 27-35
    11. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 36-37
    12. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 38-40
    13. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 41-42
    14. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 43-44
    15. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 45-46
    16. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 47-47
    17. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 48-48
    18. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 48-56
    19. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 57-58
    20. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 59-64
    21. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 65-71
    22. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 90-101
    23. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 102-112
  4. Surgery of the Anterior Skull Base (AS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 114-126
    3. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 127-153
    4. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 154-158
    5. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 159-177
    6. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 177-183
    7. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 183-232
  5. Surgery of the Middle Skull Base (MS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 234-262
    3. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 263-272
    4. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 273-358
  6. Surgery of the Posterior Skull Base (PS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 360-409
    3. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 410-425
    4. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 426-427
  7. Surgery of the Clivus (CL)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-431
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 432-458
  8. Surgery of the Craniocervical Junction (CJ)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-461
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 461-472
  9. Facial Nerve and Skull Base Surgery (FN)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-474
    2. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 475-479
    3. Madjid Samii, Wolfgang Draf, Johannes Lang
      Pages 479-507
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 509-525

About this book

Introduction

The region of the skull base was long considered a surgical barrier because of its complex anatomy. With few exceptions, the region immediately beyond the dura or bony skull base constituted a "no man's land" for the surgeon working from the other direction. A major reason for this was the high morbidity associated with operative procedures in that area using traditional dissection techniques. This situation changed with the advent of the operating microscope. Used initially by ear, nose and throat specialists for resective and reconstructive surgery of the petrous bone and parana sal sinuses, the operating microscope was later introduced in other areas, and neurosurgeons began using it in the mid-1960s. With technical equality thus established, the groundwork was laid for taking a new, systematic, and interdisciplinary approach to surgical problems of the skull base. Intensive and systematic cooperation between ear, nose and throat surgeons and neurologic surgeons had its origins in the departments of the University of Mainz bindly supported by our chairmen Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Kurt Schiirmann (Department of Neurosurgery) and Prof. Dr. W. Kley (Depart­ ment of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Head and Neck Surgery). The experience gained from this cooperation was taught in workshops held in Hannover from 1979 to 1986, acquiring a broader interdisciplinary base through the participation of specialists from the fields of anatomy, patholo­ gy, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, and maxillofacial surgery.

Keywords

Tumor anatomy bone neurosurgery sinus skin skull base surgery trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Madjid Samii
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Draf
    • 2
  • Johannes Lang
    • 3
  1. 1.Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKrankenhaus Nordstadt derHannover 1Germany
  2. 2.Städtische Kliniken FuldaFuldaGermany
  3. 3.Vorstand des Anatomischen Instituts der UniversitätWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73061-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73063-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73061-0
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