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Atlas of Endoscopic Anatomy for Endonasal Intracranial Surgery

  • Paolo Cappabianca
  • Alessandra Alfieri
  • Enrico de Divitiis
  • Manfred Tschabitscher
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Paolo Cappabianca, Alessandra Alfieri, Enrico de Divitiis, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 1-52
  3. Paolo Cappabianca, Alessandra Alfieri, Enrico de Divitiis, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 53-77
  4. Paolo Cappabianca, Alessandra Alfieri, Enrico de Divitiis, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 79-101
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 103-138

About this book

Introduction

It is only recently that the use of the endoscope as the sole visualizing tool has been introduced in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery with its favorable related implications and minimal operative trauma. Of course, microscopic and endoscopic anatomy are basically the same, but the optical distorsion of endoscopic images is quite substantial compared to microscopic depictions. An endoscope lens produces images with maximal magnification at its center and severe contraction at its periphery. Nearer images are disproportionally enlarged and remote images are falsely miniaturized. This optical illusion may disorientate a surgeon who is not familiar with this peculiar condition at the skull base. This atlas acts as a guide through the endoscopic anatomy and gives detailed descriptions of the preoperative management and the surgical procedures.

Keywords

HNO Surgery Trauma adenoma computed tomography (CT) craniopharyngioma endoscopy minimally invasive surgery pituitary surgery sellar region skull base

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Cappabianca
    • 1
  • Alessandra Alfieri
    • 1
  • Enrico de Divitiis
    • 1
  • Manfred Tschabitscher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity “Frederico II”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyUniversity of ViennaAustria

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