Publication Year: 2019
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Raabe, Andreas
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
All residents and trainees in neurosurgery will treasure this essential resource, which will help build confidence when performing any craniotomy, a critical neurosurgical procedure.
Given that the great majority of brain surgeries are preceded by a craniotomy, mastering the procedure is essential for junior residents. Choosing the appropriate craniotomy and executing it safely is the difference between a straightforward case with good access to the target and a procedure where access to the target is needlessly traumatic and may even be impossible.
Professor Raabe's The Craniotomy Atlas provides precise instructions for performing all common neurosurgical cranial exposures, including: convexity approaches, midline approaches, skull base approaches, transsphenoidal approaches and more. Instructions for each craniotomy include positioning, head fixation, aesthetic considerations, and protecting the dura mater.