Microsurgical Anatomy and Surgery of the Posterior Cranial Fossa

Surgical Approaches and Procedures Based on Anatomical Study

Authors: Matsushima, Toshio

  • The anatomy of the posterior fossa and the main approaches are described together
  • Using many pictures of cadaver specimens and color illustrations of step by step procedures of the surgical approaches
  • Presenting a number of surgical cases in order to suggest appropriate approach to those cases
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About this book

This book describes the anatomy of the posterior fossa, together with the main associated surgical techniques, which are detailed in numerous photographs and step-by-step color illustrations.

The book presents approaches and surgical techniques such as the trans-cerebellomedullary fissure approach and its variation to the fourth ventricle, as well as the cerebellomedullary cistern, infratentorial lateral supracerebellar approach to the fifth cranial nerve in the upper cerebellopontine angle, infrafloccular approach to the root exit zone of the seventh cranial nerve, transcondylar fossa approach through the lateral part of the foramen magnum, and the stitched sling retraction technique utilized during microvascular decompression procedures for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. It also describes in detail the bridging veins of the posterior fossa, especially the petrosal vein, and bridging veins to the tentorial sinuses, which can block approaches to the affected area.

Each chapter begins with an anatomical description of the posterior fossa, after which the respective surgical approaches are explained in an easy-to-follow manner.

The original Japanese version of this work was published 8 years ago, and has established itself as a trusted guide, especially among young neurosurgeons who need to study various surgical approaches and techniques. In the course of being translated into English, some sections have been revised and new information has been added. The author hopes that the book will help neurosurgeons around the world perform safer operations with confidence.

Reviews

“This is an excellent microanatomical description of the central nervous system structures located on the posterior fossa. This book can be recommended for neurosurgeons and residents, as well as for use as a supplementary book on the anatomy and physiology of the posterior fossa structure.” (Manuel Dujovny, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2015)

“This is a comprehensive text and full color atlas of Posterior fossa neurosurgery that is a correlative anatomy intraoperative approach. … This book is truly outstanding and warrants consideration in the library desk of every neurosurgeon, both young and experienced in training. Residents, vascular fellows, and experienced neurosurgeons will find this book helpful in their academic practice.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, April, 2015)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The “Rules of Three” in the Posterior Cranial Fossa

    Matsushima, Toshio

    Pages 1-8

  • Neural Structures: The Brainstem, Cerebellum, Cerebellar Peduncles, and Fourth Ventricle

    Matsushima, Toshio

    Pages 9-19

  • Three Cerebellar Arteries: Superior Cerebellar Artery, Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery, and Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery

    Matsushima, Toshio

    Pages 21-31

  • The Veins of the Posterior Cranial Fossa: Nomenclature

    Matsushima, Toshio

    Pages 33-40

  • The Bridging Veins in the Posterior Cranial Fossa

    Matsushima, Toshio

    Pages 41-55

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54183-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54182-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56119-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microsurgical Anatomy and Surgery of the Posterior Cranial Fossa
Book Subtitle
Surgical Approaches and Procedures Based on Anatomical Study
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54183-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54183-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54182-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56119-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 202 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Japanese edition published by SciMed Publications, Tokyo, 2006
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