Gacek: Ear Surgery

Otologic procedures that endure are based on a detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the temporal bone. Several excellent texts on surgery of the temporal bone are available, which comprehensibly describe surgical techniques and instrumentation in otologic surgery. Pictorials used in these renditions live up to the adage that a “picture is worth a thousand words.” Building on that principle, videos of otologic surgery and pathology can complete the presentation of temporal bone surgery. This mode of illustration can convey subtleties such as the use of instruments and the management of adverse events during surgery. The present book uses narrated and edited surgical clips to illustrate this perspective of otologic practice.
Each chapter begins with a basic text to introduce a particular area of pathology responsible for clinical symptoms. Knowledge of the microscopic anatomy and pathology in the temporal bone provides the surgeon with an incomparable ability to manage successfully expected as well as unexpected problems encountered during otologic surgery. Photomicrographs are utilized extensively in this book to illustrate this dimension of surgery on the temporal bone. The book is intentionally not comprehensive, but a brief description of major otologic procedures and their indications. The emphasis on video description and histopathology is intended for surgeons in training as well as those beginning practice.

1 Otosclerosis Surgery Complications
1.1 Preoperative Phase
1.2 Operative Phase
1.3 Postoperative Phase
2 Tympanoplasty/ Ossiculoplasty
2.1 Evaluation of the Patient
2.2 Eustachian Tube Function
2.3 Control of Disease
2.4 Repair of the Sound-Conduction Mechanism
2.5 Postoperative Care
3 Surgery for Chronic Otitis Media
4 Complications of Chronic Otitis Media
4.1 Extracranial Complication
4.1.1 Labyrinthitis
4.1.2 Facial Paralysis
4.2 Intracranial Complications
4.2.1 Intradural Extension of Cholesteatoma
4.2.2 Meningitis
4.2.3 Brain Abscess
4.2.4 Lateral Sinus Thrombosis
5 Petrous Apex Lesions
5.1 Diagnosis
5.2 Management
5.2.1 Solid Tumors
5.2.2 Cystic Lesions
5.2.3 Petrositis
5.2.4 Congenital Epidermoid Cyst
5.2.5 Cholesterol Granuloma (Mucocele, Cholesterol Cyst)
6 Cholesteatoma
6.1 Acquired Cholesteatoma
6.2 Congenital Cholesteatoma
7 External Auditory Canal Lesions
7.1 Bony Lesions
7.2 Congenital Aural Atresia
7.3 Stenosing Chronic External Otitis
7.4 Necrotizing External Otitis
8 Spontaneous Cerebral Spinal Fluid Otorrhea
9 Facial Nerve Surgery
9.1 Anatomy of the Facial Nerve
9.1.1 Organization of the Facial Nerve
9.1.2 Sheath of the Facial Nerve
9.2 Surgery of the Facial Nerve
9.2.1 Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
9.2.2 Chronic Otitis Media
9.2.3 Trauma: Temporal Bone Longitudinal Fracture Transverse Fracture
9.2.4 Neoplasia
9.2.5 Pseudotumor of the Facial Nerve
10 Surgery for Vertigo
10.1 Antiviral Therapy
10.2 Vestibular Neurectomy
10.3 Labyrinthectomy
10.4 Singular Neurectomy
10.5 Endolymphatic Sac Decompression
11 Tumor Surgery
11.1 Internal Auditory Canal and Cerebellopontine Angle
11.2 Intralabyrinthine Vestibular/Cochlear Schwannoma
11.3 Benign Tumors of the Middle Ear and Mastoid
11.4 Malignant Tumors of the TB
11.5 Pseudoepithelial Hyperplasia of External Ear Canal
12 Cochlear Implant Surgery
12.1 Surgery for Cochlear Implantation
12.2 Transcanal Approach to Round Window Niche (Veria Operation)
12.3 Cochlear Implantation in Canal Wall Down Mastoidectomy
13 Differential Diagnosis of Unilateral Serous Otitis Media
13.1 Level 1
13.2 Level 2
13.3 Level 3
13.4 Level 4
13.5 Level 5
Subject Index

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (June 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3540774114
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540774112
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.6 x 0.9 inches
List Price: $139.00

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