By James J. Evans, Tyler J. Kenning
Craniopharyngiomas: A accomplished advisor to analysis, remedy and consequence is a entire advisor to the technological know-how, prognosis and remedy of craniopharyngiomas, infrequent mind tumors that develop close to the pituitary gland. even if those tumors are mostly benign, as a result of the place, analysis used to be frequently bleak. This reference presents a source for experts requiring a complete evaluation of this infrequent type of tumor, outlining new diagnostic, imaging and surgical recommendations, together with endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgical procedure, which allow winning neurosurgical intervention. With a greater analysis, sufferers require multidisciplinary administration from neurology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, and neuropathology.
- The purely accomplished advisor to the technological know-how, prognosis and remedy of craniopharyngiomas
- Includes multidisciplinary administration from neurology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, and neuropathology
- Detailed insurance of the affects of recent diagnostic, imaging and neurosurgical options together with endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgical procedure
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F, Anteromedial view of the left cavernous sinus. The infraorbital nerve can be followed posteriorly through the foramen rotundum to the maxillary nerve and gasserian ganglion. The vidian nerve passes forward to enter the pterygopalatine fossa. During transsphenoidal surgery, the maxillary nerve can be followed to the gasserian ganglion and the vidian nerve can be followed to the internal carotid artery. The palatovaginal canal extends posteriorly on the medial side of the vidian canal to the nasopharynx.
C, Dissection of the sellar area. The periosteal layer of the dura mater has been partially removed over the anterior surface of the pituitary gland. The intercavernous sinus that connects paired cavernous sinuses, runs between the meningeal and periosteal layers of the dura. D, The dura covering the pituitary gland and sellar diaphragm has been removed to show the sellar and suprasellar regions, and cavernous sinus. E, Anteromedial view of the left cavernous sinus. The sympathetic nerves ascend on the internal carotid artery and send a branch to the orbit.
A. Ch. , anterior choroidal artery; CA, carotid artery; Mam. , mamillary bodies; ON, optic nerve; P. Co. , posterior communicating artery; Rec. , recurrent artery. I. INTRODUCTION 36 2. CRANIOPHARYNGIOMAS: ANATOMICAL CONSIDERATIONS (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) I. INTRODUCTION VASCULAR RELATIONSHIPS 37 optic tract to reach the lateral margin of the cerebral peduncle. , 1979). At the anterior margin of the lateral geniculate body, the anterior choroidal artery again crosses the optic tract from medial to lateral and passes posterolateral through the crural cistern, located between the cerebral peduncle and uncus, to arrive superomedial to the uncus where it passes through the choroidal ﬁssure to enter the choroid plexus within the temporal horn.