Winner of the prestigious First Prize in ENT in 2005 from the British Medical Association (first edition)The second edition of this operative manual provides expanded coverage of the complex anatomy and the current surgical approaches to the paranasal sinuses and skull base. It provides practical, step-by-step instruction on using CT scans to reconstruct three-dimensional images of surgical anatomy, enabling the surgeon to develop detailed surgical plans for each clinical situation. The accompanying DVD is greatly expanded from the first edition's CD-ROM, with 30 additional operative videos plus new problem-based exercises. The operative videos enable practitioners to visualize the surgical concepts described and illustrated in the text. Case exercises provide the opportunity to apply knowledge learned to perform three-dimensional reconstructions--a valuable tool for self-assessment.Highlights of the second edition:
Extensive presentation of all the anatomical variations and surgical approaches to the sinuses, parasinus regions, and posterior, middle, and anterior cranial fosse
Straightforward outlines for approaching the frontal sinus and frontal recess, maxillary sinus trephination, dacryocystorhinostomy surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leak closure, orbital and optic nerve decompression, and Vidian neurectomy
830 diagrams, illustrations, and images demonstrating anatomy and surgical techniques
Detailed coverage of endoscopic surgical approaches to tumors of the sinuses and in the intracranial cavity
Discussion of the value and importance of axial CT for determining drainage pathways
Essential for ENT surgeons, otolaryngologists, and residents, the book equips readers with all the information necessary for handling the range of anatomical variations that may be encountered and selecting the best approach for each.