Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses and Anterior Skull Base

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Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 223 pages
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Returning in an up-to-date second edition, this book offers expanded coverage of the most important concepts in endoscopic sinus surgery with new insights into the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses. This text covers the basic concepts of intranasal surgery of the paranasal sinuses, endoscopic anatomy, preoperative and postoperative diagnosis, instrumentation, anesthesia and patient positioning. It describes standard and advanced surgical techniques for the nasal cavity, the maxillary antrum, the ethmoid, frontal and sphenoid sinuses, and the anterior base of the skull.

Highlights of the second edition:

  • New chapters on managing complications of rhinosinusitis, trauma, malformation, and neoplasms
  • New section on transcranial exposure of the anterior skull and paranasal cavities
  • Detailed presentation of endoscopic and microscopic approaches
  • Extensive discussion of reasons for failed surgery and the principles of revision surgery
  • More than 580 illustrations and new schematic drawings, including images that place special emphasis on anatomical landmarks to help orient the surgeon

This book is a must-have reference for ENT surgeons and otolaryngologists seeking to enhance the versatility.


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Prof Wigand is one of the pioneers in FESS. The basic philosophy , Anatomy and surgical principles
are excellently described. i thought that new techniques will find a substantial place in this book
similarly a DVD with Video clips will greatly enhance its usefulness.
Recommended both for new and not so new FESS surgeons.


Table of Contents
Endoscopic Anatomy of the Nose
Anesthesia and Patient Positioning
Complications of Sinusitis
Failures and Repeat Surgery
Neoplasia and Tumorlike Lesions
Historical Overview

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Professor emeritus and Former Director, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Friedrich Alexander University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany

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