By Francesco Tomasello (auth.), Paolo Cappabianca, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano (eds.)
This atlas, prepared in sections -neurosurgical part and maxillo-facial part- presents a entire assessment of the main smooth surgical ideas in cranio-facial and cranium base surgery.
Each bankruptcy describes intimately the anatomic constructions and provides a step by step description of the technical elements of the surgical methods to the cranial base.
Written by way of best specialists in cranial base surgical procedure and that includes a variety of intraoperative images and surgical drawings, the quantity can be a truly sensible and useful gizmo for citizens, surgeons and otolaryngologists.
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When the supraorbital foramen/notch is lateral to the frontal sinus, it will serve as the inferomedial limit to the craniotomy. Otherwise, the craniotomy should be taken to the margin of frontal sinus without violating it. Frameless stereotactic guidance may be used to localize the frontal sinus. The base of the craniotomy should be taken as low as possible and parallel to the orbital roof. It is essential to drill flat the extradural bony ridges of the orbital roof prior to dural opening in order to maximize exposure.
Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg 33:151–199 This page intentionally left blank 2 Subfrontal Approaches Oreste de Divitiis, Domenico G. 1 Historical Background Among the different transcranial approaches routinely used for the management of anterior cranial base lesions, the subfrontal approach is one of the most common and versatile surgical procedures, with the unilateral or bilateral alternative, according to the lesion’s extension and size. The unilateral subfrontal approach was described for the first time by Lewis in 1910 and afterwards, in its extradural variations, by McArthur  in 1912 and Frazier  in 1913.
9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Leonhard M, Cappabianca P, de Divitiis E (2003) The endoscope, endoscopic equipment and instrumentation. In: de Divitiis E, Cappabianca P (eds) Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery. Springer, Vienna New York, pp 9–19 Cappabianca P, Cinalli G, Gangemi M et al (2008) Application of neuroendoscopy to intraventricular lesions. Neurosurgery 62 [Suppl 2]:575–597 Tasman AJ, Stammberger H (1998) Video-endoscope versus endoscope for paranasal sinus surgery: influence on stereoacuity.
Cranial, Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery by Francesco Tomasello (auth.), Paolo Cappabianca, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano (eds.)