The Cavernous Sinus

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Vascular and Tumorous Lesions

  • Vinko V. Dolenc

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Historical review and pioneer work

  3. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. H. A. Conesa, E. A. Zadorecki, M. C. Lozano
      Pages 43-55
    3. G. Brassier, P. Lasjaunias, Y. Guegan, J. Pecker
      Pages 81-103
    4. I. Krivosic
      Pages 117-129
  4. Diagnostic procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. J. F. Bonneville, F. Cattin, M. Bouchareb
      Pages 141-143
    3. Y. Nakano, S. Toya, T. Kawase, S. Harada, H. Shiga
      Pages 144-151
    4. M. Komiyama, T. Yasui, M. Baba, A. Hakuba, S. Nishimura, Y. Nemoto et al.
      Pages 152-161
    5. S. Harada, S. Toya, T. Kawase, Y. Nakano, H. Shiga
      Pages 162-170
  5. Occlusion techniques

  6. Surgery of vascular lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. G. Pendl, P. Vorkapic, B. Richling, W. T. Koos
      Pages 240-251
    3. A. Hakuba, Y. Matsuoka, T. Suzuki, M. Komiyama, T. B. Jin, Y. Inoue
      Pages 272-284
    4. H. Sano, V. K. Jain, Y. Kato, M. Hoshino, M. Shoda, H. Tanji et al.
      Pages 285-287
    5. H. Sano, V. K. Jain, Y. Kato, M. Shoda, H. Tanji, K. Katada et al.
      Pages 288-296
    6. V. V. Dolenc, M. Čerk, J. Šusteršič, R. Pregelj, M. Škrap
      Pages 297-310
    7. F. Lesoin, A. Autricque, L. Villette, K. Franz, M. Jomin, P. Pellerin
      Pages 311-319
  7. Tumor surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. F. Lesoin, P. Pellerin, A. Autricque, J. Clarisse, M. Jomin
      Pages 323-331
    3. F. Lesoin, K. Franz, P. Pellerin, L. Villette, A. Autricque, M. Jomin
      Pages 341-345
    4. T. Kawase, S. Toya, R. Shiobara, C. Kimura, H. Nakajima
      Pages 346-354
    5. V. V. Dolenc, T. Kregar, M. Ferluga, M. Fettich, A. Morina
      Pages 377-391
    6. I. Krivosic, M. Jomin, J. L. Christiaens, F. Lesoin, G. Combelles, J. P. Pruvo et al.
      Pages 392-396
    7. M. Loyo, J. F. Sanchez-Marle, R. del Valle, M. Mares
      Pages 397-403
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 415-419

About this book


The management of vascular and tumorous lesions of the parasellar region still remains one of the most demanding tasks in neurosurgery. It is only a short time ago that the major concepts of the anatomy of the so-called cavernous sinus were described in detail. Surgical interventions in this region are very complex, they are time-consuming and require an extensive back­ ground of experience in surgery of the cranial base. Pioneer anatomical studies of the parasellar region done by Taptas, and the daring direct operative approach introduced by Parkinson pro­ moted the development of modern neuroradiological intervention proce­ dures, which were initiated by Serbinenko and further refined by Debrun, Vifiuela and others. The technique of the detachable balloon catheter stimulated surgeons to proceed with the direct operative approach to lesions of the parasellar region. Today, it is hard to imagine a successful man­ agement of vascular pathologies of this region without a complementary use of the two techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vinko V. Dolenc
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Medical CenterLjubljanaYugoslavia

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