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.
William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Table of Contents
Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa
Edited by William T. Couldwell
Surgical Anatomy of the Posterior Fossa
Jaafar Basma, M.D. and Jeffrey Sorenson, M.D.
Retrosigmoid Craniotomy and its Variants
Christian 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.
Middle Fossa and Translabyrinthine Approaches
Justin C. Sowder, MD; Breanne L. Schiffer, MD, MPH; Richard K. Gurgel, MD, and Clough Shelton, MD
Posterior and Combined Petrosal Approaches
David Aum, BA,; Omar Arnaout, MD,; Marcio Rassi, MD,; Walid I. Essayed, MD, and Ossama Al-Mefty, MD
Far Lateral Approach and Its Variants
Angela M. Richardson, MD, PhD,; Karolyn Au, MD, MSc, and Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FAANS
Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Posterior Fossa Tumors
André Beer-Furlan,; Alexandre Bossi Todeschini,; Ricardo L. Carrau, and Daniel M. Prevedello
III. Specific Diseases:
Amol Raheja, M.B.B.S, M.Ch.; and William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D.
Meningiomas of the Cerebellopontine Angle
Stephen Magill; Philip Theodosopoulos; Aron Tward; Steve Cheung; and Michael W. McDermott
Hiroki Morisako, MD, PhD; Takeo Goto, MD, PhD; and Kenji Ohata, MD, PhD
Foramen Magnum Meningiomas
Angela M. Richardson, MD, PhD,; Karolyn Au, MD, MSc, and Jacques Morcos, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FAA
Surgical Approaches for the Removal of Vestibular Schwannomas
Gmaan Alzrhani, MD,; Clough Shelton, MD,; and William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD
Gmaan Alzhrani, MD, and William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD
Metastasis to the Posterior Fossa
Bradley D. Weaver, B.S. and Randy L. Jensen M.D., Ph.D
Microsurgical Management of Posterior Fossa Vascular Lesions
M. Yashar; S. Kalani, MD, PhD and Robert F. Spetzler, MD