Key Features:Applied anatomy, embryology, and physiology of the paranasal sinuses and anterior skull baseCutting-edge technical information and surgical techniques for rhinology and endoscopic anterior skull base surgeryAdvanced concepts important to endoscopic skull base surgery, including the treatment of malignancies and extended endoscopic approachesSections dedicated to comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient care, including open skull base surgery principles and radiation therapy strategies
This textbook offers a wealth of valuable information that will enhance the practice of otolaryngologists, residents, and fellows as well as affiliated otolaryngology practitioners.
Key Features:A substantial section on surgical methods for treating skull base disorders, including endoscopic skull base surgeryA DVD containing 21 professionally produced videos, narrated by Dr. Kennedy, and showing various contributors demonstrating the key pearls and pitfalls of surgical techniques discussed in the bookOne hundred detailed color illustrations by medical artist Christine Gralapp, along with over 600 photos and x-raysComprehensive coverage of sinonasal anatomy and physiology, as well as the medical and surgical aspects of sinonasal disease and skull base tumors
This multimedia reference is the definitive go-to guide for rhinology residents as well as a comprehensive reference for practicing otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons who wish to expand their surgical expertise, develop a broader armamentarium of techniques, and successfully manage their patients with sinonasal and skull base disorders.
The first chapter highlights socio-economic burden and the impact of this disease on the health related quality of life. The second chapter describes the underlying mechanisms involved in development of the disease. The third chapter showcases the various diagnostic modalities used to detect the disease, differentiate it from other similar conditions and assess its severity. The fourth chapter gives a very succinent overview of the various management modalities. The fifth chapter encapsulates the medical treatment and the sixth offers a lucid description of the latest surgical techniques for this disease. The seventh chapter deals with the other associated conditions that can confuse, complicate or impact the management of the disease as well as affect its prognosis. The eighth chapter describes fungal rhinosinusitis, which is of special importance because of its high prevalence in India.
Special features of the second edition:Superbly illustrated, presenting over 1400 endoscopic images, photographs, and drawings Provides a practical management approach that leads to optimal outcomes: Who are the best candidates for specific procedures? When should medical treatment or surgery be used? Why should surgery be undertaken? How are the operative procedures performed?Covers the latest techniques for removal of skull base tumors and repair of skull base defects Includes new chapters on pathophysiology of rhinosinusitis, sense of smell, applied anatomy, the endoscopically assisted bimanual operating technique, transorbital surgery, interdisciplinary teamwork, and more Offers online access to 34 videos of endoscopic surgical procedures and patient interviews, for an excellent review and refresher Describes along with videos the new technique of piriform turbinoplasty that opens up the nasal valve area Provides Information for Patients leaflets that can also be downloaded
From diagnosis and preoperative counseling to evidence-based procedures, complication avoidance, and postoperative management, this book covers the gamut of topics clinicians face in everyday practice. All otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and maxillofacial surgeons will find it essential when making diagnostic and treatment decisions involving the paranasal sinuses and skull base.