2nd Edition

Authors: Robert Jackler Derald Brackmann
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323018302
eBook ISBN: 9780323070133
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 2nd November 2004
Page Count: 1488


"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.

Key Features

  • Explores otologic manifestations of neurological disease.
  • Describes the electrophysiological diagnosis of neurotologic disorders.
  • Presents step-by-step guidance on surgical management, including procedures for treating tumors of the cerebellopontine angle and skull base.
  • Presents hundreds of skillful medical illustrations that depict complex neurotologic concepts and procedures with great clarity.

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<BR


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About the Author

Robert Jackler

Affiliations and Expertise

Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery; Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Derald Brackmann

Affiliations and Expertise

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