Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Base Surgery

  • James J. Evans
  • Tyler J. Kenning
  • Christopher Farrell
  • Varun R. Kshettry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tyler J. Kenning, Varun R. Kshettry, Christopher J. Farrell, James J. Evans
      Pages 3-8
    3. Maria Peris-Celda, Carlos D. Pinheiro-Neto, Rowan Valentine, Albert L. Rhoton
      Pages 9-33
    4. Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, Brian Thorp, Charles S. Ebert Jr, Deanna Sasaki-Adams, Matthew G. Ewend, Adam M. Zanation
      Pages 35-45
    5. Ankush Chandra, Manish K. Aghi
      Pages 47-60
    6. Sacit Bulent Omay, Vijay K. Anand, Theodore H. Schwartz
      Pages 61-69
    7. Luigi Maria Cavallo, Domenico Solari, Alberto Di Somma, Waleed A. Azab, Paolo Cappabianca
      Pages 71-80
    8. Georgios A. Zenonos, Stefan Lieber, Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda
      Pages 81-99
    9. Moujahed Labidi, Shunya Hanakita, Kentaro Watanabe, Anne-Laure Bernat, Nouman Aldahak, Schahrazad Bouazza et al.
      Pages 101-117
  3. Keyhole Cranial Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Varun R. Kshettry, Tyler J. Kenning, James J. Evans, Christopher J. Farrell
      Pages 121-128
    3. Gordon Mao, Nouman Aldahak, Khaled Abdel Aziz
      Pages 129-139
    4. Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Felix Göhre, Juhana Frösen, Danil A. Kozyrev, Juha A. Hernesniemi
      Pages 141-147
    5. Melvin Field, Luke H. Pearson
      Pages 149-161
    6. Hasan A. Zaidi, Peter Nakaji
      Pages 163-172
    7. Anil Kumar Roy, Nefize Turan, Gustavo Pradilla
      Pages 173-183
    8. Rafael Uribe-Cardenas, Mark M. Souweidane
      Pages 185-193
  4. Target-Based Comparison of Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Michael W. McDermott, Henry W. S. Schroeder, Verena Gellner
      Pages 197-222
    3. Laligam N. Sekhar, Costas G. Hadjipanayis, Pablo F. Recinos
      Pages 223-249
    4. William T. Couldwell, Daniel F. Kelly, James K. Liu
      Pages 251-272
    5. Michael J. Link, Daniel M. Prevedello
      Pages 273-289
    6. Jeffrey N. Bruce, Charles Teo
      Pages 291-312
    7. Ian F. Dunn, Fred Gentili
      Pages 313-339
    8. Anil Nanda, Samer K. Elbabaa
      Pages 341-361
    9. Nikolai J. Hopf, Paul A. Gardner
      Pages 363-386
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-396

About this book


The first two sections of this text address endoscopic and keyhole surgical procedures for cranial base and deep brain structures.  These sections provide a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this minimally invasive field and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in cranial base surgery.  The philosophy, techniques, indications and limitations of endoscopic and keyhole cranial base surgery are covered in detail. This reference includes a discussion of the basic principles of these approaches as well as the preoperative planning, intraoperative pearls, and reconstruction techniques.  The thorough descriptions of the practical and technical aspects are accompanied by extensive illustrations, figures and operative images.  

Extending beyond the technical details of these procedures, this text provides a third section that focuses on a thorough analysis and comparison of the endoscopic, keyhole and traditional open approaches to specific intracranial regions.  Utilizing a “target-based” approach, the utility of each surgical technique is evaluated in regard to accessing pathology of the anterior, middle and posterior fossa cranial base as well as the deep central regions of the brain. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.

 Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Base Surgery will be a valuable resource to specialists in optimizing surgical results and improving patient outcomes.


Supraorbital Keyhole Approaches Mini-Pterional Craniotomy Transorbital Keyhole Approaches Intracranial Surgery Sinonasal and Parasellar Anatomy Cavernous Sinus Posterior Cranial Fossa Olfactory Groove Meningiomas Intracranial Hemorrhage

Editors and affiliations

  • James J. Evans
    • 1
  • Tyler J. Kenning
    • 2
  • Christopher Farrell
    • 3
  • Varun R. Kshettry
    • 4
  1. 1.Cranial Base and Pituitary Surgery Department of NeurosurgeryThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Pituitary and Cranial Base Surgery, Department of NeurosurgeryAlbany Medical CenterAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Cranial Base and Pituitary Surgery Department of NeurosurgeryThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Skull Base, Pituitary and Cerebrovascular Surgery Department of NeurosurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64378-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64379-3
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