Traumatology of the Skull Base

Anatomy, Clinical and Radiological Diagnosis Operative Treatment

  • M. Samii
  • J. Brihaye

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pathophysiology of Skull Base Injuries

  3. Evaluation and General Management of Skull Base Injuries

  4. Olfactory Nerve and Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
  5. Optic Nerve and Orbit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. G. M. Bleeker
      Pages 111-119
    3. G. Matton, A. Anseeuw, W. de Walsche, F. Beck
      Pages 120-131
    4. H. Kaufmann
      Pages 136-144
  6. Facial Nerve

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. J. P. Bebear, M. Bagot D’Arc
      Pages 152-154
    3. P. P. Devriese
      Pages 155-163
  7. Vestibulocochlear Nerve and Hearing Mechanisms

  8. Vascular Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. B. Matricali
      Pages 196-200
  9. Craniocervical Junction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. J. L. Dietemann, A. Wackenheim
      Pages 203-213
    3. R. P. Vigouroux, Y. Reynier, M. Baldini
      Pages 214-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-240

About these proceedings


As a result of its structure, the skull base forms a borderline between different medi­ cal and surgical specialties. Nevertheless, the pathology of the skull may involve crossing these boundaries. Consequently, treatment may require a multidisciplinary approach with close cooperation between different specialists, each with his specific knowledge and capabilities. A good example is the cooperation needed in the treat­ ment of skull base trauma. The Skull Base Study Group was founded some years ago in view of this situa­ tion. Its purpose is to organize international conferences on topics related to skull base pathology. The first was held in June 1982 and focused on the area of trauma­ tology. The present volume contains articles written by the highly qualified con­ tributors to the June 1982 conference, dealing with the anatomical, biomechan­ ical, and neuroradiological aspects of skull base fractures and their consequences in neurologic and vascular dysfunction and deficits. Many authors from Europe and abroad have contributed to the high standard of this book. I would like to congratulate the Editors on the publication of this volume. It contains many important and interesting aspects of particular value to all medical and surgical specialists working in or on one of either sides of the skull base.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Samii
    • 1
  • J. Brihaye
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurosurgical ClinicKrankenhaus Nordstadt City of HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Clinique NeurochirurgicaleUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69174-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69172-0
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