1st Edition

Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors

Edited By Ehab Y. Hanna, Franco DeMonte Copyright 2008
    600 Pages 610 Color & 324 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The management of tumors in and adjacent to the skullbase is challenging given the complex and critically important anatomy of the region and the wide diversity of tumor pathologies that may be encountered. To help navigate the complexities of contemporary multidisciplinary management of these patients, Drs. Hanna and DeMonte bring you Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors, a comprehensive guide filled with updated information from authorities around the world.

    Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors is divided into three sections consisting of:

    • general principles
    • site specific surgery
    • tumor specific management

    Filled with scientific tables and lavishly illustrated, this text is written with an emphasis on surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and will appeal to all neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists.

    General Principles

    Anatomy of the Cranial Base; Carolina Martins and Albert L. Rhoton, Jr.

    Pathology of Tumor and Tumor-like Lesions of the Skull Base; Michelle D. Williams and Adel K. El-Naggar

    Genetic Abnormalities of Skull Base Tumors; Ziv Gil and Dan M. Fliss

    Imaging of Skull Base Neoplasms; Lawrence E. Ginsberg

    Head, Neck, and Neuro-otologic Assessment of Patients with Tumors of the Skull Base: Clinical

    Examination, Auditory Testing, Vestibular Testing, and Equilibrium; Paul W. Gidley

    Anesthesia and Intraoperative Monitoring of Patients with Tumors of the Skull Base; Walter S. Jellish and Steven B. Edelstein

    Minimally Invasive Techniques: Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery; Allan D. Vescan, Ricardo L. Carrau, Carl H.

    Snyderman, Amin B. Kassam, Arlan Mintz, and Paul Gardner

    Reconstruction of Skull Base Defects; Peter C. Neligan, Christine B. Novak, and Patrick J. Gullane

    Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Patients Undergoing Skull Base Surgery; Theresa M. Hofstede, Rhonda F. Jacob, Pattii C.

    Montgomery, Peggy J. Wesley, Jack W. Martin, and Mark S. Chambers

    Radiobiology and Radiation Therapy of SkullBase Tumors; Simon S. Lo, John H. Suh, and Eric L. Chang

    Chemotherapy for Skull Base Tumors; Bilal Ahmed, Ehab Y. Hanna, and Merrill S. Kies

    Rehabilitation of Speech and Swallowing of Patients with Tumors of the Skull Base; Gail L. Davie, Denise A. Barringer, and Jan S. Lewin

    Quality of Life of Patients with Skull Base Tumors; Ziv Gil and Dan M. Fliss

    Neurocognitive Assessment of Patients with Tumors of the Skull Base; Mariana Witgert and Tracy Veramonti

    Cerebrovascular Management in Skull Base Tumors; Sabareesh Kumar Natarajan, Basavaraj Ghodke, and

    Laligam N. Sekhar

    Site-Specific Considerations

    Surgical Management of Tumors of the Nasal Cavity, Paranasal Sinuses, Orbit, and Anterior Skull Base; Ehab Y. Hanna, Michael Kupferman, and Franco DeMonte

    Tumors of the Nasopharynx; William Ignace Wei and Paul K. Y. Lam

    Clival Tumors; Franco DeMonte, Mark J. Dannenbaum, and Ehab Y. Hanna

    Tumors of the Anterior Skull Base; Vijayakumar Javalkar, Bharat Guthikonda, Prasad Vannemreddy, and Anil Nanda

    Infratemporal/Middle Fossa Tumors; Paul J. Donald

    Tumors of the Parapharyngeal Space; Eric J. Moore and Kerry D. Olsen

    Tumors of the Temporal Bone; Sam J. Marzo and John P. Leonetti

    Evaluation and Management of Sellar Tumors; Jay Jagannathan, Edward R. Laws, and

    John A. Jane, Jr.

    Tumors of the Middle Cranial Fossa; Ali A. Baaj, Siviero Agazzi, and Harry R. van Loveren

    Tumors of the Petrous Apex; Ricardo Ramina, Maur´ıcio Coelho Neto, Yvens, Barbosa Fernandes, Erasmo Barros da Silva, Jr., and Kristofer Luiz Fingerle Ramina

    Tumors of the Cerebellopontine Angle; Bryan C. Oh, Daniel J. Hoh, and Steven L. Giannotta

    Tumors of the Jugular Foramen; Samer Ayoubi, Badih Adada, and Ossama Al-Mefty

    Tumors of the Craniovertebral Junction; Douglas Fox, Scott Wait, Steve Chang, G. Vini Khurana, Curtis A. Dickman, Volker K. H. Sonntag, and Robert F. Spetzler

    Tumor-Specific Considerations

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses; Patrick Sheahan, Snehal G. Patel, and Jatin P. Shah

    Nonsquamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses; Giulio Cant` u, Carlo L. Solero, Stefano Riccio, and Sarah Colombo

    Esthesioneuroblastoma; Valerie J. Lund and David J. Howard

    Melanoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses; Ziv Gil, Mark H. Bilsky, and Dennis H. Kraus

    Sarcomas of the Skull Base; Katherine A. Thornton and Robert S. Benjamin

    Angiofibromas and Vascular Tumors of the Skull Base; Andrew G. Sikora and Randal S. Weber

    Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma of the Skull Base; Gordon T. Sakamoto and Griffith R. Harsh

    Meningioma; Ashwin Viswanathan and Franco DeMonte

    Schwannomas of the Skull Base; Daniel W. Nuss and Emily Lifsey Burke

    Paragangliomas of the Head and Neck; David P. Goldstein, Mark G. Shrime, Bernard Cummings, and Patrick J. Gullane

    Pituitary Adenomas; Mark Hornyak and William T. Couldwell

    Craniopharyngioma: Neurosurgical Management; Douglas James Cook and James T. Rutka

    Epidermoids, Dermoids, and Other Cysts of the Skull Base; Samuel P. Gubbels and Bruce J. Gantz

    Fibro-Osseous Lesions of the Skull Base; Ian T. Jackson

    Metastatic Skull Base Tumors; Krishna Satyan and Sujit S. Prabhu



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