About The Book

Practical Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery describes the current trends in endoscopic skull base surgery and the important aspects of this developing field. The editors and a team of expert contributors describe current practice as well as those new procedures that will be the future of treatment of these lesions by a team approach of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology.

  • Wholly practical guide to current surgical technique
  • Describes and demonstrates emerging techniques
  • Expert contributors

About The Authors

Vijay K. Anand, MD graduated from the University of Madras, India and completed his residency at the Jewish Memorial Hospital, the Misericordia-Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College, and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York. He is currently Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, and Preceptor in Rhinology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Joan and Sanford Weill Medical College, New York, as well as serving at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Center, New York; The Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, St. Vincents Hospital & Medical Center, New York, and Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. A former Chair of the American Rhinologic Society, he is an active participant and member of leading ORL-H&NS societies and has published widely in learned journals in his field.

Dr. Schwartz received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing his residency and chief residency in Neurosurgery at The Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz completed advanced fellowship training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in the surgical treatment of brain tumors and epilepsy. Dr. Schwartz specializes in image-guided minimally invasive surgical techniques such as stereotaxis, endoscopy and intraoperative MRI, and has received numerous awards and fellowships including the prestigious van Wagenen Fellowship, awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the von Humboldt Fellowship, awarded by the German Government. Dr. Schwartz is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Director of Brain Tumor, Epilepsy and Minimally Invasive Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery. He is also the director of a research laboratory investigating novel techniques for imaging and treating epilepsy, which is funded by several private organizations as well as the National Institutes of Health.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword.
    Michael G. Stweart, MD, MPH, Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D. and Jatin P. Shah, MD FACS
  • Chapter 1.
    The History of Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base
    Ilya Laufer M.D., Vijay K. Anand, M.D., Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D. and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Chapter 2.
    Practical Anatomy of the Sinuses and Anterior Skull Base
    Vijay K. Anand, M.D. and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Chapter 3.
    Imaging of the Skull Base
    Nafi Aygun, M.D. and James S. Zinreich, M.D.
  • Chapter 4.
    Endoscopic Skull Base Instrumentation
    Paolo Cappabianca M.D., Oreste de Divitiis M.D., Felice Esposito, M.D., Luigi M. Cavallo, M.D., and Enrico de Divitiis, M.D.
  • Chapter 5.
    Image-guidance in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    Abtin Tabaee, M.D., Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D., and Vijay K. Anand, M.D.
  • Chapter 6.
    Surgical Approaches to the Anterior Skull Base
    Vijay K. Anand, M.D. and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Chapter 7.
    The Endoscopic, Endonasal, Transsphenoidal Approach to the Sella
    Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D. and Vijay K. Anand, M.D.
  • Chapter 8.
    The Endoscopic, Transsphenoidal, Transplanum, Transtuberculum Approach to the Suprasellar Cistern
    Vijay K. Anand, M.D. and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Chapter 9.
    The Endoscopic, Transethmoidal, Transorbital Approach to the Orbital Apex
    Seth M. Brown, MD, MBA, Vijay K. Anand, M.D. and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Chapter 10.
    The Endoscopic, Transethmoidal, Transcribiform Approach to the Anterior Cranial Fossa
    Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D. and Vijay K. Anand, M.D.
  • Chapter 11.
    Transnasal Endoscopic Surgical Approaches to the Posterior Fossa
    A. Stamm, M.D.
  • Chapter 12.
    The Endoscopic, Endonasal Transpterygoidal Approach
    Paul Gardner, M.D, Carl H. Snyderman M.D., Ricardo L. Carrau, M.D., Arlan Mintz, M.D., and Amin Kassam, M.D.
  • Chapter 13.
    Endonasal Approaches to the Cavernous Sinus
    Paolo Cappabianca, M.D., Luigi M. Cavallo, M.D., Felice Esposito, M.D., and Enrico de Divitiis, M.D.
  • Chapter 14.
    Reconstruction after Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    Abtin Tabaee, M.D., Dmitrius Plakantonakis, M.D., Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D., and Vijay K. Anand, M.D.
  • Chapter 15.
    Complications of Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery
    Ricardo L. Carrau, M.D., Carl H. Snyderman M.D., and Amin Kassam, M.D.
  • Chapter 16.
    Post-Operative Management of Patients undergoing Endonasal, Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery
    Jeffrey Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D., Vijay K. Anand, M.D., and Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.

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