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"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.

Otolaryngologists, Otologists


Published: November 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-01830-2


  • 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


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