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Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Edited by: Seilesh Babu
208 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
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Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery is a concise book covering the disorders of the temporal bone that is up to date and clinically and surgically oriented.

  • Neurosurgeon perspective and approach to skull base surgery
  • Up to date description for management of vestibular schwannomas including detailed surgical approaches and stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Helpful tool to assist in Neurotology sub-certification exam preparation

From the Foreword

"It is with great pride that I introduce this book (and its companion Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist) edited by Dr. Seilesh Babu and contributed to by many other members of the Michigan Ear Institute and their former fellows. This book reflects a twenty-five year experience in Clinical Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, an experience rich in contributions in diagnosis, evaluations, electrophysiologic monitoring, and surgical technique innovations and modifications."

Malcolm D. Graham, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

"Dr. Seilesh Babu is to be complimented for assembling a group of distinguished otologists/neurotologists to contribute a host of timely topics in these fields. Dr. Malcolm Graham has given us an accurate and concise historical background of Neurotology in general and more specifically Neurotology in Michigan. This book is another great contribution to the field. Dr. Babu and all the contributors are to be congratulated."

K. J. Lee, MD, FACS
Past President, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery/Foundation
Emeritus Chief of Otolaryngology, Hospital of St. Raphael
Yale University School of Medicine

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  • Vik Veer , Newcastle on Tyne, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (April 2013):
    "The "Practical Otology for the Otolaryngologist" and its companion "Practical Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery", are sister textbooks written by eminent Michigan Ear Institute surgeons. The style and format of these books are very similar, and complement each other well, with regards to content. The materials used in both of these books are excellent; the sturdy hardback covers, high GSM glossy full colour pages and pin-sharp image reproduction quality give a superb first impression. They are also reassuringly not enormous volumes, allowing one to believe that they can be actually read, rather than ending up as a geeky doorstop. Special kudos goes to the Michigan team for producing such high quality images throughout these books. The fantastically clear operative images of the posterior skull base are to be applauded."

  • Neil Fergie, ENT Consultant, King’s Mill Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, ENT & Audiology News Vol 23 No 5 (November/December 2014):
    "...[A]s indicated in the preface ... this is best suited for ENT, and neurosurgical trainees and practising neurotologists. This is essentially an operative textbook which includes descriptions of the common pathologies encountered with chapters on vestibular schwannoma, NF2 and auditory brainstem implants, lesions of the petrous apex, petroclival tumours, temporal bone malignancy, osseous lesions and finishes with a chapter on stereotactic radiotherapy and cranial nerve monitoring.

    There are eleven chapters in total with the first three describing skull base approaches from a neurosurgical and neurologist perspective and minimally invasive endoscopic approaches. Further chapters deal with specific pathologies and appropriate surgical procedures. Each approach is clearly dealt with in concise and unambiguous text and where imaging or intra-operative pictures are shown, they are beautifully reproduced. Overall the textbook is highly comprehensive in describing the possible approaches in detail along with helpful insights... I found the textbook well written, comprehensive and a valuable addition... At $175 it represents reasonable value for money."


Foreword by Malcolm D. Graham, MD
List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Skull Base Approaches: Neurosurgical Perspective
Daniel Pieper

Chapter 2. Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base
Rodney C. Diaz and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 3. Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
Gregory Artz, Marc Rosen, James Evans, and Daniel Pieper

Chapter 4. Vestibular Schwannoma
Rodney C. Diaz

Chapter 5. Neurofibramotosis Type II and Auditory Brainstem Implant
Rodney C. Diaz and Jeremy D. Meier

Chapter 6. Lesions of Petrous Apex
Christopher Linstrom, Raj Murali, and Dan Sdrulla

Chapter 7. Petroclival Tumors
Wayne Shaia, Sean Wise, and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 8. Temporal Bone Malignancy
John Zappia, Matthew Kircher, and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 9. Diffuse Osseous Lesions of the Temporal Bone
Michael Hoa and Seilesh Babu

Chapter 10. Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Skull Base Lesions
Yoav Hahn, Brent J. Benscoter, and Dennis Bojrab

Chapter 11. Intraoperative Cranial Nerve Monitoring
Jack M. Kartush and Alice Lee


About The Editor

Seilesh Babu

Seilesh Babu, MD, is currently in practice and a partner at the prestigious Michigan Ear Institute (MEI) in Farmington Hills and Novi, Michigan, with a large clinical and surgical practice. He completed his fellowship in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery at MEI after finishing his ENT residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Babu practices the full scope of otology and skull base diseases, including hearing loss, dizziness, facial nerve problems, and skull base tumors in pediatrics as well as adults. He has an interest in implantable devices, quality of life issues with skull base tumors, and eustachian tube evaluation and surgical treatments. He is board certified in neurotology and skull base surgery as well as otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

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