ISBN 9781588900661,Operative Neurosurgical Anatomy

Operative Neurosurgical Anatomy



Thieme Medical Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9781588900661

ISBN-10 1588900665


Number of Pages 209 Pages
Language (English)


This book presents neurosurgical anatomy by detailing approaches on cadavers in the same position patients would be placed in during a real operative procedure. Anatomy is described in:

all commonly used cranial and cranial base approaches
anterior, posterior, anterolateral and posterolateral approaches to all segments of the spine
all commonly performed procedures on peripheral nerves
endoscopic approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgery
Stresses the understanding of the anatomy rather than the performance of the procedure.

Table of Contents

I. Cranial Approaches

Specimen Preparation
Frontotemporal Approach
Cranio-orbital and Orbitozygomatic Approaches
The Anterior Communicating Complex and Heubner's Artery
Sylvian Fissure Anatomy and the Transylvian Approach
Transbasal Approach
Transphenoidal Approach
Cavernous Sinus Anatomy
Surgical Approaches to the Cavernous Sinus
Preauricular Subtemporal-Infratemporal Approach
Middle Fossa Approach
Transpetrosal Approach
Retrosigmoid Craniotomy
Midline and Paramedian Suboccipital Approaches
Extreme Lateral Approach
Approaches to the Posterior Third Ventricule and Pineal Region
Interhemispheric Approach
Frontal Lobectomy
Occipital Lobectomy
Temporal Lobectomy for Epilepsy
II. Spinal Approaches

Vertebral Column Anatomy
Transoral Approach to the Upper Cervical Spine
Anterior Approach to the Cervical Spine
Posterior Cervical Approach
Posterior Approach to the Thoracic Spine
Dorsolateral Approaches to the Thoracic Spine
Ventrolateral Approach to the Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Laminectomy and Discectomy
Far Lateral Lumbar Discectomy
Retroperitoneal Approach to the Lumbar Spine
III. Peripheral Nerve Approaches

Carpal Tunnel Release
Radial Nerve Decompression
Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Transposition
Anterior Exposure of the Brachial Plexus
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment
Surgical Decompression of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve
Sciatic Nerve Exploration
Sural Nerve Biopsy
IV. Neuroendoscopy

Minimally Invasive Supraorbital Craniotomy
Minimally Invasive Subtemporal Craniotomy
Endoscopic Intraventricular Anatomy
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy