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Medicine - Otorhinolaryngology | Management of Tumors in the Temporal Bone

Management of Tumors in the Temporal Bone

Series: Modern Otology and Neurotology, Tentative volume

Nibu, Kenichi (Ed.)

2015, Approx. 200 p. 250 illus.

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  • ​This book provides comprehensive management information of tumors in the temporal bone for professional otologists, head and neck surgeons, and neurosurgeons
  • It covers various surgical techniques but also multimodal treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, chemoradiotherapy and particle therapy
  • Written by the leading expert in the respective field including otology, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, medical oncology and radiology
​Various lesions including benign and malignant tumors develop in the temporal bone. Since these lesions are surrounded by compact bones involving critical organs such as internal carotid artery and cranial nerves, considerable experience and techniques are required in surgical treatment and surgical treatments often accompanied by severe sequelae. Thus, treatment plan depends on the type of pathology, size, involved structures, age, health status and patient preference. In general, young healthy patients with small tumors are good candidates for surgery. Patients in poor health or with large tumors may choose to undergo radiation or chemotherapy according to the type of pathology. While several books related to the tumors of temporal bone have been published, these books only refer to the anatomy and/or surgical techniques but not to the other treatment options such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The aim of this book is to provide the state of the art of comprehensive management of tumors in the temporal bone for professional otologists, head and neck surgeons, and neurosurgeons. The chapters include not only various surgical techniques but also multimodal treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, chemoradiotherapy and particle therapy. Each chapter will be written by the leading expert in the respective field including otology, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, medical oncology and radiology.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Head and Neck Surgery - Neurosurgery - Neurotology - Oncology - Otology - Tumors

Related subjects » Neurology - Oncology & Hematology - Otorhinolaryngology - Surgery

Table of contents 

​- Chapter 1 Anatomy of the Temporal Bone. Pathology of the Temporal Bone Tumors. Imaging of the Temporal Bone Tumors. Surgical Approaches for Temporal Bone Tumors. Chemotherapy for Temporal Bone Tumors. Radiotherapy for Temporal Bone Tumors. Particle Therapy for Temporal Bone Tumors.   - Chapter 2 Cholesteatoma of Petrousal Apex. Encephalocele of Temporal Bone. Acoustic Tumors. Meningiomas of Jugular Foramen. Neurofbromatosis in the Temporal Bone. Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor. Facial Nerve Neurinoma. Vagal Paraganglioma. Glomus Tumor. Chondroma. Chondorsarcoma. Ewing Sarcoma. Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Parotid Gland Tumor. Metastatic Tumors.               Thyroid Cancer.               Breast Cancer.               Leukemia.  

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