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April 1989

Microsurgery of the Skull Base

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(4):523. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860280121031

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This monograph and atlas contains more than 1300 illustrations of neurootologic procedures from subtotal petrosectomy through three different infratemporal fossa approaches. The first eight chapters are concerned with these various procedures. Each chapter is comprehensive and begins with part 1 on general considerations that include rationale, indications, and complications followed by preoperative preparation, instrumentation, and, finally, postoperative care. Part 2 is concerned with surgical anatomy. For example, in chapter 4, on infratemporal fossa approaches, the bony landmarks, vessels, and nerves and the anatomy of the clivus are introduced. Not every chapter has a separate part for surgical anatomy. The surgical anatomy may be included under the surgical techniques portion. One section of each chapter on surgical approaches is concerned with the surgical technique that uses labeled, detailed line drawings for illustration. These line drawings are multiple as demonstrated in chapter 3 on "Infratemporal Fossa Approach Type A" in which more

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