Photo Atlas of Skull Base Dissection (Hardcover)

Techniques and Operative Approaches

By Masahiko Wanibuchi, Allan H. Friedman, Takanori Fukushima

Thieme Medical Publishers, 9781588905215, 434pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

List Price: 299.99*
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An invaluable resource for gaining a visual orientation to skull base surgery

Praise for this book: " Four stars] Populated with superb pictures of anatomical dissections...highly recommend ed] any clinician dealing with skull base conditions." - Doody's Review

A richly illustrated, step-by-step guide to the full range of approaches in skull base surgery, this book is designed to enable the surgeon to gain not only the technical expertise for common procedures, but to be able to confidently modify standard approaches when necessary. Full-color images of cadavers orient the surgeon to the clinical setting by presenting in precise detail the perspective encountered in the operating room. The images demonstrate surgical anatomy and the relevant structures adjacent to the exposures. Special emphasis on the relationship between the operative corridor and the surrounding anatomy helps the surgeon develop a clear understanding of whether tissues adjacent to the dissection can be exposed without complications.


  • More than 1,000 high-quality images demonstrate key concepts
  • Brief lists of "Key Steps" guide the surgeon through each step of the dissection
  • Concise text supplements each photograph, providing descriptions of technical maneuvers and clinical pearls
  • Coverage of the latest innovative approaches enables surgeons to optimize clinical techniques

Through detailed coverage of surgical anatomy and relevant adjacent structures, this book enables clinicians to develop a solid understanding of the entire operative region as well as the limits and possibilities of each skull base approach. It is an indispensable reference for neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, and otolaryngologists, and residents in these specialties.

About the Author

Division Neurosurgery, Dept of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC USA

Praise For Photo Atlas of Skull Base Dissection: Techniques and Operative Approaches

A wonderful addition to the literature regarding operative techniques in skull base surgery...superb...[An] outstanding addition to the literature, which can serve as a wonderful guide for practice... -- Otology & Neurotology[Five stars] An outstanding book...[presents] detailed knowledge...comprehensive, step-by-step dissection to reveal the anatomical landmarks for operative skull base approaches...very clear, succinct text...very high-quality photographs, with comprehensive anatomical views...will be regarded as the reference atlas of skull base dissection.--Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandA wonderful book that guides the reader through skull base anatomy...illustrated with over 1100 high quality color photographs that provide a step-by-step guide to surgical is very easy for the reader to to open up to a section and begin to use [this book] as a teaching tool and surgical will be used over and over again...recommend[ed].--Le Journal Canadien des Sciences NeurologiquesA useful help in the daily practice for neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons...[An] enrichment and a must for ... neurosurgeons. -- Central European NeurosurgeryAn important contribution not only to neurosurgery but also other surgical disciplines that demand careful navigation in and around the skull base...The authors thoughtfully present the details of operative skull base corridors through cadaveric dissection in a logical, anatomically organized manner and demonstrate nuanced expertise in the array of approaches described...Particularly impressive is the extensive detail given to soft tissue structures surrounding the cranial vault, which are often dealt with in a cursory fashion in similar neurosurgical texts...this photographic atlas provides a comprehensive yet eminently readable review of skull base operative approaches. This text is valuable to experienced surgeons who desire a microsurgical reference. For surgical trainees, the book is an indispensable companion along the path of mastery of a technically challenging anatomic area.--AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons) Young Neurosurgeons' Newsletter[Four stars] Populated with superb pictures of anatomical dissections, this book provides a stepwise approach to the most important anatomical landmarks as well as areas of avoidance during skull base surgery...highly recommend[ed].--Doody's Review