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Surgical Anatomy of the Internal Carotid Artery

An Atlas for Skull Base Surgeons


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Paolo Castelnuovo, Iacopo Dallan, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 1-57
  3. Paolo Castelnuovo, Iacopo Dallan, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 59-80
  4. Paolo Castelnuovo, Iacopo Dallan, Manfred Tschabitscher
    Pages 81-158
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


This atlas provides all the basic and advanced information required by surgeons in order to understand fully the skull base anatomy. It is organized according to anatomo-surgical pathways to the hidden areas of the skull base. These pathways are described in step-by-step fashion with the aid of a wealth of color images and illustrations. The emphasis is on endoscopic anatomy, but in order to provide a holistic perspective, informative three-dimensional reconstructions are presented alongside the endoscopic images and radiologic images are included when appropriate. In effect, windows are opened on the anatomy so that the reader is guided on a journey throughout the skull base region. This anatomically oriented atlas will serve as an ideal learning tool for novice surgeons and will also prove an invaluable reference for the more experienced surgeon.


Cavernous Cervical Segment Petrous Skull Base Segment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fondazione Macchi, Div. ORLOspedale di Circolo eVareseItaly
  2. 2.Ospedale die Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Departemnt of OtorhinolarygologyUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly
  3. 3.WienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Anatomy of the Internal Carotid Artery
  • Book Subtitle An Atlas for Skull Base Surgeons
  • Authors Paolo Castelnuovo
    Iacopo Dallan
    Manfred Tschabitscher
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-29663-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50839-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-29664-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 162
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Otorhinolaryngology
    Head and Neck Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive atlas of the internal carotid artery, both intraoperatively and postmortem, outlining the branches of the ICA in full color. … This is best suited for neurosurgeons, fellows, and graduate residents in neurosurgery.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, March, 2015)

“This atlas provides unparalleled illustrations of all segments of the internal carotid artery from a skull base surgeon’s perspective. … It is most suitable for fellows and attendings in skull base surgery, especially those with experience in endoscopic and microscopic skull base surgery. … Rhinologists would find it valuable as they tend to avoid the internal carotid artery during training as otolaryngologists. … This is the only book solely dedicated to this topic that I have encountered.” (Opeyemi Daramola, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2013)