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Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery


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PART ONE CRANIAL Section 1 GENERAL 1 Pterional (Frontosphenotemporal) Craniotomy 2 Occipital Craniotomy 3 Temporal and Frontotemporal Craniotomy 4 Subtemporal (Intradural and Extradural) Craniotomy 5 Suboccipital Craniotomy 6 Extended Retrosigmoid Craniotomy 7 Presigmoid Approaches to Posterior Fossa: Translabyrinthine and Transcochlear 8 Transcallosal Approach 9 Transnasal Transsphenoidal Approach to Sellar and Suprasellar Lesions 10 Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach 11 Occipital Transtentorial Approach 12 Trauma Flap: Decompressive Hemicraniectomy 13 Parasagittal Approach 14 Supraorbital (Keyhole) Craniotomy with Optional Orbital Osteotomy Section 2 SKULL BASE 15 Frontotemporal Craniotomy with Orbitozygomatic Osteotomy 16 Subfrontal and Bifrontal Craniotomies with or without Orbital Osteotomy 17 Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach 18 Temporopolar (Half-and-Half) Approach to the Basilar Artery and the Retrosellar Space 19 Middle Fossa Craniotomy and Approach to the Internal Auditory Canal or Petrous Apex 20 Retrolabyrinthine Approach Section 3 VASCULAR 21 Pterional Craniotomy for Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping 22 Pterional Craniotomy for Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm Clipping 23 Paraclinoid Carotid Artery Aneurysms 24 Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Pterional (Frontotemporal) Craniotomy for Clipping 25 Paramedian Craniotomy and Unilateral Anterior Interhemispheric Approach for Clipping of Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm 26 Vertebral Artery Aneurysms: Far-Lateral Suboccipital Approach for Clipping 27 Basilar Artery Aneurysm: Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Clipping 28 Craniotomy for Resection of Intracranial Cortical Arteriovenous Malformation 29 Subcortical Arteriovenous Malformations: Corpus Callosum, Lateral Ventricle, Thalamus, and Basal Ganglia 30 Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Disconnection 31 Cavernous Malformations 32 Superficial Temporal Artery-Middle Cerebral Artery Bypass 33 Extracranial-Intracranial High-Flow Bypass 34 Open Evacuation of Intracerebral Hematoma 35 Image-Guided Catheter Evacuation and Thrombolysis for Intracerebral Hematoma Section 4 FUNCTIONAL 36 Anteromedial Temporal Lobe Resection 37 Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy 38 Seizure Focus Monitor Placement 39 Awake Craniotomy 40 Corpus Callosotomy (Anterior and Complete) 41 Thalamotomy and Pallidotomy 42 Deep Brain Stimulation 43 Motor Cortex Stimulator Placement 44 Occipital and Supraorbital Nerve Stimulator Placement Section 5 OTHER 45 Cranioplasty (Autogenous, Cadaveric, and Alloplastic) 46 Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Approach 47 Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Removal 48 Encephalocele Repair 49 Craniosynostosis: Frontoorbital Advancement and Cranial Vault Reshaping (Open and Endoscopic) 50 Arachnoid Cyst Fenestration 51 Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy 52 Insertion of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt PART TWO SPINAL Section 6 CERVICAL 53 Anterior C1-2 Fixation 54 Transarticular Screws for C1-2 Fixation 55 C1-2 Posterior Cervical Fusion 56 Occipitocervical Fusion 57 Transoral Odontoidectomy 58 Odontoid Screw Fixation 59 Anterior Cervical Diskectomy 60 Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion 61 Cervical Laminectomy and Laminoplasty 62 Lateral Mass Fixation 63 Posterior Cervicothoracic Osteotomy Section 7 THORACIC 64 Thoracic Diskectomy-Transthoracic Approach 65 Thoracic Corpectomy-Anterior Approach 66 Costotransversectomy 67 Thoracic Transpedicular Corpectomy 68 Smith-Petersen Osteotomy 69 Thoracic Pedicle Screws Section 8 LUMBOSACRAL 70 Lumbar Laminectomy 71 Lumbar Microdiskectomy 72 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 73 Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 74 Transforaminal Lumber Interbody Fusion 75 Anterior Lumbar Corpectomy 76 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy 77 Lumbar Disk Arthroplasty 78 Pelvic Fixation 79 Partial Sacrectomy Section 9 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE 80 Minimally Invasive C1-2 Fusion 81 Lumbar Microdiskectomy 82 Minimally Invasive Thoracic Corpectomy 83 Thoracoscopic Diskectomy 84 Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Placement 85 TranS1 Sacral 86 Minimally Invasive Direct Lateral Transpsoas Interbody Fusion Section 10 OTHER 87 Spinal Cord Arteriovenous Malformations 88 Surgical Management of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas 89 Intramedullary Spinal Cord Cavernous Malformation 90 Spinal Cord Stimulator 91 Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy 92 Primary Myelomeningocele Closure 93 Tethered Cord Release 94 Exploration for Injury to an Infant's Brachial Plexus 95 Ulnar Nerve Release 96 Open Carpal Tunnel Release 97 Intradural Nerve Sheath Tumors 98 Intradural Tumor-Meningioma 99 Intramedullary Glioma


"Overall, this is an excellent, practical guide for residents and practitioners who want to review complex topics in a short amount of time. With its streamlined overview of complex neurosurgical techniques, this is an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents, neurosurgical staff, and practitioners. " - Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody's review service, Rating - 4 Stars!

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