• Robert Jackler, MD, Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • Derald Brackmann, MD, Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine; President, House Ear Clinic; Board of Directors, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA

"This represents the definitive textbook in the field of neurotology." (Doody's) This unique volume bridges the gap between medical neurology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology. For this must-have reference, 121 leading experts synthesize the current body of knowledge in the rapidly growing field of neurotology, providing state-of-the-art guidelines for clinical diagnosis and management. The New Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect all of the very latest developments in research and practice.
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Otolaryngologists, Otologists


Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01830-2

Table of Contents

The History of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Part I: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology

1. The human brainstem auditory system

2. Physiology of the ear and the auditory nervous system

3. Anatomy of the central vestibular system

4. Physiology of the vestibular system

5. Molecular genetics in neurotology

6. Pathological correlates in neurotology

Part II: Symptoms of Neurotologic Disease

7. Hearing loss in neurotologic diagnosis

8. Symptoms of vestibular disease

9. Tinnitus

10. Otalgi

11. Pulsatile tinnitus: Advances in diagnosis and treatment

Part III: Neurotologic Diagnosis

12. The neurotologic examination

13. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of neurotologic disease

14. Otolith dysfunction and semicircular canal dysfunction

15. Dynamic posturography

16. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials

17. Central auditory testing

18. Acoustic and electrical testing of the auditory pathway

19. Functional imaging of auditory cortical activity

Part IV: Neuroradiology

20. Imaging of the labyrinth

21. Imaging of the cerebellopontine angle

22. Imaging of the lateral skull base

23. Imaging of the facial nerve

24. Diagnostic and therapeutic angiography

Part V: Neurotologic Manifestations of Neurologic Disease

25. Auditory neuropathy, sarcoidosis, siderosis, and idiopathic pachymeningitis

26. Vestibular neuritis

27. Meningitis

28. Demyelinating diseases

29. Migraine

30. Seizure disorders

31. Increased intracranial pressure

32.vertigo, dysequilibrium, and imbalance with aging

33. Cervical proprioceptive dysfunction
34. Paraneoplastic disorders

Part VI: Pediatric Neurotology

35. Vestibular disorders in childhood

36. Central auditory system development and disorders

Part VII: Peripheral Audiovestibular Disorders

37. Cochlear hearing loss

38. Electronystagmography and rotation tests

39. Endolymphatic hydrops

40. Autoimmune inner ear disease
41. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPY)

42. Pharmacotherapy of vestibular dysfunction

Part VIII: Surgical Neurotology

43. Overview of surgical neurotology

44. Complications in neurotologic surgery

45. Acoustic neuroma

46. Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)

47. Meningiomas of the posterior fossa and skull base

48. Epidermoid cysts of the cerebellopontine angle

49. Rare tumors of the cerebellopontine angle

50. Intrinsic brain tumors of the posterior fossa

51. Vascular compression syndrome

52. Facial nerve and intracranial complications of otitis media

53. Cerebrospinal fluid leak of temporal bone origin

54. Arteriovenous malformations

55. Neurotologic aspects of posterior fossa arachnoid cysts

56. Vestibular neurectomy

57. Intraoperative monitoring of cranial nerves

Part IX: Skull Base Diseases

58. Anatomy of the skull base

59. Soft tissue reconstruction in skull base surgery

60. Tumors of the temporal bone
61. Tumors of the jugular foramen

62. Management of clivus and parasellar space neoplasms

63. Temporal bone and skull base trauma
64. Temporal bone encephalocele

65. Otogenic skull base osteomyelitis

66. Lesions of the petrous apex

67. Diffuse osseous lesions of the temporal bone

68. Abnormalities of the craniovertebral junction
69. Innovative radiotherapy of the cranial base

70. Complications of therapeutic radiation to the cranial base

Part X: Facial Nerve Disorders

71. Anatomy and physiology of the facial nerve

72. Overview of facial nerve surgery

73. Electrical testing of the facial nerve

74. The acute facial palsies

75. Tumors of the facial nerve

76. Iatrogenic facial nerve injury: prevention and management

Part XI: Rehabilitative Neurotology

77. Hearing aids and assistive listening devices

78. Implantable hearing devices

79. Cochlear implant technology

80. Cochlear implantation in adults

81. Cochlear implants in children

82. Auditory brainstem implant

83. Vestibular and balance rehabilitation

84. Ocular management and rehabilitation of the patient with facial paralysis

85. Rehabilitation of lower cranial nerve palsies