Summary and Info
This colour atlas provides information on all major acoustic neurinoma procedures, and is designed to improve physicians' skills in this specialty. With more than 50,000 new cases per year worldwide, acoustic neurinomas are among the most commonly observed skull-base tumours. They are also among the most demanding for surgeons, since great precision is needed to safeguard the auditory nerve, the facial nerve and other critical structures. The book begins with sections on the radiographic assessment of tumours, the selection of surgical approach, and pre-operative preparations. It then turns to the main surgical approaches, using hundreds of photographs - taken during actual surgery - to lead readers through each procedure in step-by-step detail. There is a special section on the use of endoscopy in acoustic neurinoma surgery, and an analysis of 50 MR scans. This practical volume should be of interest to otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons and other physicians involved in acoustic neurinoma surgery.
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Sanna-Maija Wiksten (born 28 July 1980) is a Finnish former competitive figure skater. She is the 1998 Nordic champion, 1999 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist, and 1999 Finnish national champion.
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