Midline Skull Base Surgery

  • Paolo Cappabianca
  • Luigi Maria Cavallo
  • Oreste de Divitiis
  • Felice Esposito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pituitary Adenomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Cappabianca, Marialaura Del Basso De Caro, Alessandro Villa
      Pages 3-9
    3. Paolo Cappabianca, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Ferdinando Caranci, Michelangelo de Angelis, Vita Stagno, Davide Luglietto et al.
      Pages 11-34
    4. Giuseppe Minniti, Claudia Scaringi
      Pages 49-57
  3. Craniopharyngiomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Paolo Cappabianca, Marialaura Del Basso De Caro, Arturo Brunetti
      Pages 61-67
    3. Luigi Maria Cavallo, Alberto Di Somma, Francesco Briganti, Domenico Solari, Federico Frio, Luigi Maffei et al.
      Pages 69-88
    4. Neil L. Dorward, Antonio Biroli, Michelangelo de Angelis
      Pages 89-97
    5. Michelangelo Gangemi
      Pages 99-104
    6. Alberto Delitala, Renato Spaziante, Gianluigi Zona, Andrea Brunori, Daniele Marruzzo, Ilaria Melloni
      Pages 105-112
    7. Oreste de Divitiis, Crescenzo Capone, Teresa Somma, Andrea Elefante, Pierpaolo Di Lorenzo, Paolo Cappabianca et al.
      Pages 121-136
    8. Masahiro Tanji, Ibironke Ogunbameru, Garni Barkhoudarian, Daniel F. Kelly
      Pages 137-153
    9. Filippo Flavio Angileri, Francesca Granata, Francesco Tomasello
      Pages 155-162
    10. Giuseppe Minniti, Claudia Scaringi
      Pages 163-169
  4. Arachnoid Cysts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Felice Esposito
      Pages 173-178
    3. Giuseppe Cinalli, Pietro Spennato, Giuliana Di Martino, Giuseppe Mirone, Daniele Cascone
      Pages 179-199
    4. Francesco Maiuri
      Pages 201-207
  5. Anterior Cranial Fossa Meningiomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Oreste de Divitiis, Carmela Chiaramonte, Gianluigi Califano
      Pages 211-214
    3. Amin Kassam, Martin Corsten, Richard Rovin
      Pages 215-221
    4. M. Yashar S. Kalani, Nicolas O. Koechlin, Hazem J. Abuhusain, Charles Teo
      Pages 223-235
    5. Giuseppe Catapano, Matteo de Notaris, Roberto Granata, Vincenzo Seneca, Giuseppe Di Nuzzo, Joaquim Enseñat et al.
      Pages 237-251
    6. Henry W. S. Schroeder
      Pages 253-268
    7. Alfredo Conti, Antonio Pontoriero
      Pages 269-279
  6. Clival Chordomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Paolo Cappabianca, Marialaura Del Basso De Caro, Alessandra D’Amico
      Pages 283-288
    3. Domenico Solari, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Enrico Tedeschi, Chiara Caggiano, Massimo Niola, Rosa Maria Gerardi et al.
      Pages 289-300
    4. Salvatore Chibbaro, Damien Bresson, Philippe Herman, Sebastien Froelich
      Pages 301-312
    5. Salvatore Chibbaro, Stephan Gaillard
      Pages 313-321
    6. Giuseppe Minniti, Claudia Scaringi
      Pages 323-329
  7. Cranial Base Recontruction After Transcranial and Transnasal Skull Base Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Raewyn G. Campbell, Hafiz Patwa, Ing Ping Tang, Bradley A. Otto, Daniel M. Prevedello, Ricardo L. Carrau
      Pages 333-362
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-373

About this book


This richly illustrated book offers detailed, step-by-step guidance on surgical approaches and techniques in patients with midline tumors of the skull base. Access routes are described from both endoscopic and microscopic standpoints, via different approaches, in order to provide a 360-degree overview of contemporary midline skull base surgery. For each pathology, the multiple surgical options and their specific indications are clearly presented, with inclusion of neuroradiological images, an anatomical dissection study, and operative images and videos. The book is intended for surgeons who wish to acquire knowledge and experience in skull base surgery employing endoscopic endonasal and microsurgical transcranial techniques. It is exceptional in providing an integrated perspective that encompasses traditional microsurgical approaches and the most recent endoscopic ones, with definition of the indications for and limitations of both options.


Chordomas Craniopharyngiomas Endoscopic endonasal surgery Meningiomas Pituitary adenoma Transsphenoidal surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Cappabianca
    • 1
  • Luigi Maria Cavallo
    • 2
  • Oreste de Divitiis
    • 3
  • Felice Esposito
    • 4
  1. 1.Div. of Neurosurgery Dept. of NeuroscienUniversity of Naples “Federico II” NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Div. of Neurosurgery Dept. of NeuroscienUniversity of Naples “Federico II” NaplesItaly
  3. 3.Div. of Neurosurgery Dept. of NeuroscienUniversity of Naples “Federico II” NaplesItaly
  4. 4.Div. of Neurosurgery Dept. of NeuroscienUniversity of Messina MessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21532-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21533-4
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