This text provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of surgical approaches to lesions of the posterior fossa. It will serve as a resource for neurosurgeons and otologists who treat patients with tumors and vascular diseases of the posterior fossa. It provides a concise review of surgical strategies that address the most important pathologies affecting the posterior fossa. It is richly illustrated with photographs and illustrations of the surgical strategies covered. All chapters are written by experts with world-wide recognition for their contributions in their respective subspecialty. Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa will be of great utility to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, and Radiation Therapists with an interest in diseases that affect the posterior fossa, as well as Senior Residents in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, and Fellows of Skull Base Surgery and Otology.
Table of ContentsSkull Base Surgery of the Posterior FossaEdited by William T. Couldwell I. IntroductionChapter OneSurgical Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa Jaafar Basma, M.D. and Jeffrey Sorenson, M.D. II. ApproachesChapter Two Retrosigmoid Craniotomy and its VariantsChristian Bowers M.D.; Olaide O. Ajayi M.D.;Kevin A. Reinard M.D.;Daniel R. Klinger M.D.; Johnny B. Delashaw M.D.;Shane Tubbs Ph.D. PA-C, and Zachary Litvack M.D. Chapter ThreeMiddle Fossa and Translabyrinthine ApproachesJustin C. Sowder, MD; Breanne L. Schiffer, MD, MPH; Richard K. Gurgel, MD, and Clough Shelton, MD Chapter FourPosterior and Combined Petrosal ApproachesDavid Aum, BA,; Omar Arnaout, MD,; Marcio Rassi, MD,; Walid I. Essayed, MD, and Ossama Al-Mefty, MD Chapter FiveFar Lateral Approach and Its VariantsAngela M. Richardson, MD, PhD,; Karolyn Au, MD, MSc, and Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FAANS Chapter SixEndoscopic Endonasal Approach for Posterior Fossa TumorsAndre Beer-Furlan,; Alexandre Bossi Todeschini,; Ricardo L. Carrau, and Daniel M. Prevedello III. Specific Diseases:Chapter SevenPetroclival MeningiomasAmol Raheja, M.B.B.S, M.Ch.; and William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D. Chapter EightMeningiomas of the Cerebellopontine AngleStephen Magill; Philip Theodosopoulos; Aron Tward; Steve Cheung; and Michael W. McDermott Chapter NineTentorial MeningiomasHiroki Morisako, MD, PhD; Takeo Goto, MD, PhD; and Kenji Ohata, MD, PhD Chapter TenForamen Magnum MeningiomasAngela M. Richardson, MD, PhD,; Karolyn Au, MD, MSc, and Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FAANS Chapter ElevenSurgical Approaches for the Removal of Vestibular SchwannomasGmaan Alzrhani, MD,; Clough Shelton, MD,; and William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD Chapter TwelveEpidermoid CystGmaan Alzhrani, MD, and William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD Chapter ThirteenMetastasis to the Posterior FossaBradley D. Weaver, B.S. and Randy L. Jensen M.D., Ph.D Chapter FourteenMicrosurgical Management of Posterior Fossa Vascular Lesions M. Yashar; S. Kalani, MD, PhD and Robert F. Spetzler, MD