Surgery of Cerebellopontine Lesions

  • Madjid Samii
  • Venelin Gerganov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 1-8
  3. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 73-113
  4. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 115-145
  5. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 147-314
  6. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 375-507
  7. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 509-546
  8. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 547-607
  9. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 609-701
  10. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 703-854
  11. Madjid Samii, Venelin Gerganov
    Pages 855-871
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 873-885

About this book


Surgery is the mainstay of treatment of almost all cerebellopontine angle lesions. As a result of the progress in neuroanatomy, neuroradiology, neuroanesthesiology, microsurgery and other adjacent fields, total tumor removal with preservation of neurological function has become the generally accepted treatment goal and can be achieved in exceeding numbers. Surgery in this highly complex area, however, may be very challenging and risky.


This book covers the entire spectrum of cerebellopontine angle lesions, from the most common to the rarest ones. All aspects are considered, including their biological and radiological characteristics, neurological presentation, diagnosis, treatment options and follow-up care. The main focus, however, is on surgical management, which is presented in detail with the aid of numerous figures and illustrative cases, documenting technical particularities. Emphasis is placed on an individualized approach tailored to the particular tumor type and extension pattern. The book is based on the unique surgical experience of the senior author, who has operated more than 6 000 cerebellopontine angle lesions.


Both novice and experienced surgeons will find the book to be an invaluable source of information and guidance.  It will enable neurosurgeons in the initial years of training to understand and become familiar with the main steps in surgical management while simultaneously providing their senior colleagues with details and technical tips that will help to improve treatment results.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Madjid Samii
    • 1
  • Venelin Gerganov
    • 2
  1. 1.Internat. Neuroscience Institute INIHannoverGermany
  2. 2., Department of NeurosurgeryInternational Neuroscience InstituteHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35421-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35422-9
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