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Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626235014
Publication Date: February 2020

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The definitive state-of-the-art resource on pediatric endoscopic endonasal approaches

Today, expanded endonasal approaches (EEA) have revolutionized the surgical treatment paradigm for pediatric central skull base lesions. Specially adapted micro-instruments have been developed to permit passage through the narrow sinonasal pathways in children, enabling access to the entire midline skull base, from the crista galli to the cervico-medullary junction.

Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery by Harminder Singh, Jeffrey Greenfield, Vijay Anand, and Theodore Schwartz is the first textbook focused solely on endoscopic endonasal management of cranial base pathologies in children. The book reflects in-depth expertise from an extraordinary group of international contributors from five continents, who share extensive knowledge on this emerging field. Thirty chapters are presented in three comprehensive sections.

Key Features

  • Core topics including anatomy, rhinological and anesthetic considerations, patient positioning and OR set-up, instrumentation, and endonasal corridors and approaches
  • Fifteen chapters detail endoscopic treatment of a full spectrum of pediatric pathologies, such as craniopharyngioma, meningoencephalocele, basilar invagination, and benign and malignant tumors, among others
  • Discussion of multiple skull-base closure techniques, managing complications, and neurosurgical and otolaryngological postoperative care
  • Visually rich, the succinct text is enhanced with 500 high-quality surgical illustrations and intraoperative photographs, as well as procedural videos

This unique reference is essential reading for neurosurgical and otolaryngology residents and fellows, as well as veteran surgeons, nurse-practitioners, and physician-assistants who treat and care for pediatric patients with skull-base conditions.

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Section I. Pediatric Anatomy, Approaches, and Surgical Considerations

1 Anatomy of the Developing Pediatric Skull Base

2 Pediatric Rhinological Considerations

3 Anesthetic Considerations in Pediatric Patients

4 Patient Positioning and Operating Room Set-Up

5 Instrumentation

6 Intraoperative IONM during Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

7 Endonasal Corridors and Approaches [ED]

8 Combined Transcranial and Endonasal Approaches

9 Transorbital and Endonasal Approaches [ED]

10 Endonasal vs. Supraorbital Eyebrow Approaches: Decision-Making in the Pediatric Population

11 Ventral Approaches to Intraparenchymal Tumors of the Skull Base and Brainstem

Section II. Pathology Specific to the Pediatric Skull Base

12 Encephalocele/Meningoencephalocele

13 Sellar Arachnoid Cysts

14 Odontoidectomy for Cranio-Vertebral Junction (CVJ) Compression

15 Rathe's Cleft Cyst

16 Pediatric Craniopharyngioma

17 Pediatric Pituitary Adenoma: Functional

18 Pediatric Pituitary Adenoma: Non-Functional

19 Epidermoid and Dermoid Tumors

C20 Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

21 Optic Pathway Glioma and Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma

22 Germ Cell Tumors

23 Chordoma [ED]

24 Chondrosarcoma

25 Malignant Skull Base Tumors

26 Subperiosteal Orbital Abscess

Section III. Skull Base Closure, Complication Management, and Postoperative Care

27 Closure Techniques for the Pediatric Skull Base - Vascularized Flaps

28 Closure Techniques for the Pediatric Skull Base - Multilayer Closure

29 Closure Techniques for the Pediatric Skull Base - Gasket Seal

30 Closure Techniques for Pediatric Skull Base - Bilayer Button

31 Endoscopic Endonasal Closure Techniques for Pediatric Skull Base - Lumbar Drains

32 Complication Management in Pediatric Endonasal Skull Base Surgery [ED]

33 Postoperative Care for Pediatric Skull Base Patients: The Neurosurgery Perspective

34 Postoperative Care for Pediatric Skull Base Patients: The Otolaryngology Perspective

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