Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle

ISBN: 978-1-60795-001-1




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May 2009
336 pages; Casebound 8 ½” x 11”
Interactive DVD
ISBN 978-1-60795-001-1
US $149.00


Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD
Barrow Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona 
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director Cerebovascular and Skull Base Surgery
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
Cliff A. Megerian, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor Neurological Surgery
Director of Otology and Neurotology
Richard and Patricia Pogue Endowed Chair in Auditory Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Robert E. Spetzler MD
J. N. Harber Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Professor Section of Neurosurgery University of Arizona
Director, Barrow Neurological Institute,
Phoenix, Arizona


The cerebellopontine angle (CPA) challenges the expertise of surgical teams treating pathologic conditions of the skull base. Surgery in this dense, complex area is both difficult and open to undesirable outcomes, but new modalities, such as endoscopy, endovasular surgery, and radiosurgery, now offer surgeons proven, effective options.

With 50 multidisciplinary, worldwide experts as contributors, Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle addresses relevant clinical disease entities and state-of-the-art treatments in five sections: foundations for treatment, surgical approaches, acoustic neuromas, nonschwannomatous lesions of the CPA, and an interactive DVD comprising anatomic views of the temporal bone and CPA and full-color video clips of case samples.

In Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle, Dr. Bambakidis and colleagues have created a comprehensive monograph of critical value to all practitioners who see and treat patients with diseases in this fragile area so succinctly described by the great neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing as "the bloody angle."