Skull Base Surgery : Strategies

Unique skull-base surgical resource features strategic, technical, and philosophical pearls from master surgeons

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Auteur(s) Walter Jean
Éditeur THIEME
Date 04/03/2019
Pages 455
Taille 21 x 27
Type Relié
ISBN 9781626239579

Description détaillée : Skull Base Surgery : Strategies

In a sense, surgeons go into battle every time they enter the OR. Like soldiers, they must be prepared to make profound sacrifices to protect innocent people (their patients), while putting egos aside and resisting the call of fame. Skull Base Surgery: Strategies by Walter Jean and distinguished contributors provides eloquent expression to the inner voices that speak to surgeons during each stage of battle. Unlike other textbooks that only emphasize the technical building blocks surgeons need, this resource focuses on state-of-the-art skull-base procedures, important thought processes, and vital strategies required to perform them.

What is the content of "Skull base surgery : Strategies" ?

Size and shape variations, diverse biological characteristics, different anatomic locations and extensions, and specific relationships and entanglements with nerves and vessels make all skull base tumors unique and highly challenging. In addition to anatomy, two other important factors need to be considered every time a surgeon enters the OR – the particular circumstances of the patient and surgeon. Throughout this remarkable book, master neurosurgeons take readers on an insightful journey exploring the decision-making process of choosing and executing a surgical approach, with firsthand pearls from the battlefield.

Key Highlights

  • Nine sections organized by anatomy cover tumors in the anterior, anterolateral, lateral, central, postero-superior, and postero-inferior skull base regions, and clivus, petrous bone, and ventricles
  •  Thirty-two systematically organized chapters flow from clinical presentation and radiographic/anatomical findings of specific patients and tumors – to decision-making and execution of the surgical approach
  •  Real-life cases enhance understanding of all the elements that go into each operation
  •  Perspectives sections at the end of each chapter embrace the concept of diverse surgeon viewpoints on similar ideas, techniques, and approaches


This exemplary book is essential reading for neurosurgery and otolaryngology residents, fellows, veteran practitioners, and allied health personnel who care for patients with skull base tumors.


Who is the author of "Skull Base surgery : Strategies" ?

Walter Jean

Dr. Walter Jean is a board-certified neurosurgeon with expertise in complex intracranial surgery. He is Professor of Neurological Surgery at George Washington University Hospital. With more than 15 years’ experience in both open and endosocpic skull base surgery, his area of clinical interest includes acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, skull base meningioma, intraventricular tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Skull Base Society.

Dr. Jean received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and went on to complete his neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota. His final training post was at the University of Cincinnati, as fellow in Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Jean earned his credentials in medical education during his 7-year tenure as Program Director of the Georgetown University Neurosurgery Residency Program, and his current medical education interest is focused on the use of social media for neurosurgical training.


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