Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print


  • Rahul Jandial
  • Paul McCormick
  • Peter Black
  • Key Features

    • Master each technique by watching step-by-step videos online at, and access the book’s complete text and illustrations.
    • Find information easily with consistent chapters that include indications and contraindications, common pitfalls, bailout options, and tips and tricks from the experts for each procedure.
    • Apply the expertise and experience of the world’s leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery.

    Table of Contents


    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 Arterioven


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