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Sellar and Parasellar Tumors

Diagnosis, Treatments, and Outcomes


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781604064216
Publication Date: October 2011

The first comprehensive guide dedicated to management of patients with pathologies in the sellar and parasellar region

Focusing on the variety of pathological processes that arise in the sellar and parasellar regions of the central skull base, Sellar and Parasellar Tumors: Diagnosis, Treatments, and Outcomes is a state-of-the-art reference written by renowned leaders in the field. It takes a disease-oriented approach to complex pathologies. The work includes contributions by multispecialty teams and details technical advances and management options for all clinicians treating patients with parasellar and sellar pathology.

Special Features:

  • Represents the multidisciplinary management of these cases, with contributions from neurological surgeons, otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, endocrinologists, and ophthalmologists
  • Covers the many diverse tumor types found in the sellar and parasellar region,-including pituitary tumors, meningiomas, chordomas, and chondrosarcomas, with clinical management strategies for each
  • Provides detailed, illustrated descriptions of optimal surgical approaches tailored to the patient and pathology, including transsphenoidal surgery, precise craniotomies using skull base techniques, minimally invasive eyebrow exposures, endoscopic anterior skull base techniques, and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different surgical approaches, tips for complication avoidance, patient evaluation methods, surgical indications and outcomes, and more
  • Includes comprehensive neuroanatomic dissections that provide visualization of the entire sellar and parasellar region
  • Offers radiologic, medical, and ophthalmologic management techniques for patients with sellar and parasellar tumors

Complete with full-color illustrations, high-quality radiographs, and instructive tables, Sellar and Parasellar Tumors is the authoritative reference for neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, radiation oncologists, and any other clinician who diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with these complex disorders.


1 Introduction and Historical Perspective
2 Anatomy of the Sellar and Parasellar Region
3 Radiologic Evaluation and Diagnosis for Pathology in the Sellar and Parasellar Region
4 Medical Evaluation and Management
5 Ophthalmologic Evaluation and Management
6 Surgical Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas
7 Surgical Treatment of Meningiomas
8 Surgical Treatment of Craniopharyngiomas
9 Surgical Treatment of Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas
10 Surgical Treatment of Rathke Cleft Cysts
11 Transsphenoidal Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Area
12 Transcranial Approaches to the Sellar and Parasellar Area
13 Radiation Therapy
14 Stereotactic Radiosurgery
15 Intracavitary Radiation for Cystic Craniopharyngiomas
16 Chemotherapy Options for Sellar and Parasellar Tumors

This book is extremely informative, superbly presented, and lavishly illustrated. In a time of rapid advances in this field I would recommend it to those with both a passing interest as well as an established practice in pituitary and parasellar surgery. --Sean Carrie, FRCS, ENT & Audiology News

"This is a well written, insight and authoritative reference for any clinician who manages patients with sellar and parasellar disease." - Young Neurosurgeons

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