Gardner, Snyderman Publish Vascular Skull Base Book

Pittsburgh, January 21, 2022 -- Paul Gardner, MD, and Carl Snyderman, MD, co-directors of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Cranial Base Surgery, are co-authors of the new book Vascular Challenges in Skull Base Surgery, described as the essential multidisciplinary guide for the prevention and management of vascular injury. Published by Thieme, the book is also co-authored by Brian Jankowitz, MD, of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

According to Thieme, the book offers a “full range of surgical approaches to the anterior, middle, and posterior cranial fossae are covered in 22 chapters. Diverse topics encompass open and endoscopic endonasal surgical approaches, endovascular techniques including balloon test occlusion and embolization, and standard and alternative bypass procedures. The last three chapters discuss venous considerations, neurophysiologic monitoring, and the role of training and simulation in vascular injury prevention. Key learning points, illustrated discussion of relevant anatomy, and tips and tricks are targeted at helping skull base surgeons leverage practical strategies to improve patient outcomes.”

Key contributors to the book include Laligam Sekhar MD; Chandra Sen, MD; Jacques Morcos, MD; Sebastian Froelich, MD; Ossama Al-Mefty, MD; Aldo Stamm, MD; William Couldwell, MD; Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD; Amir Dehdashti, MD; and Anil Nanda, MD.

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More information on the book can be found on the Thieme website.