Recent advances in skull base surgery are revolutionizing the field. Besides the critical location issue, the major problem in lateral skull base surgery is the complex relations between the different structures of the region, requiring a deep knowledge of anatomy.
Here is the first full-color atlas to present a variety of step-by-step approaches to the temporal bone and lateral skull base. Each sequence is illustrated with vivid color of cadaver specimens (more than 350 in all) that show the extradural and intradural parts, including cerebral vessels and nerves. A unique demonstration of three-dimensional anatomy of the surgical field as seen by the surgeon adds to the realistic quality of the book. Indications, hints, and pitfalls, gained through the authors' actual clinical experience, complete this masterful work.