By Ricardo Ramina MD PhD, Marcos Soares Tatagiba MD PhD
This booklet covers all elements of the prognosis and remedy of tumors of the jugular foramen – cranial base lesions that current specific diagnostic and administration problems and stay demanding to take away regardless of advances in surgical procedure and interventional neuroradiology. The authors have constructed novel techniques and surgical suggestions in terms of administration of the facial nerve, reconstruction of the cranial base, and resection of huge tumors with intra- and extracranial extension. those strategies, in addition to anatomic experiences in cadavers, are awarded by way of surgical pictures, illustrations, and movies. Tumors of the Jugular Foramen could be of curiosity to all experts keen on the administration of those tough tumors, together with neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurointensivists, radiotherapists, oncologists, and physiotherapists.
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B) After removal of TM the tympanic cavity is exposed. (c) Position of the internal carotid artery in the ear anterior to the tympanic cavity 5 Surgical Anatomy 43 Fig. 15 Internal carotid artery (ICA) in the ear and the caroticotympanic branches (CTB), VII—facial nerve Fig. 16 Drawing showing facial nerve anatomy. 1, intracanalicular portion; 2, cochlear nerve; 4, geniculate ganglion; 7, Gasserian ganglion; 9 labyrhintic and mastoid portions; 15, extratemporal portion external ear canal (“pointer”), and the posterior belly of the digastric muscle (Fig.
Published a series of 165 patients with malignant schwannomas of various sites . Forty percent had evidence of neurofibromatosis type 1 and 58 % of patients of this group presented local recurrence and 52 % developed distant metastases to lungs, liver, and bones. Most studies of natural history of incidental meningiomas have showed that the majority of patients presented minimal growth remaining asymptomatic during the follow-up period. In addition to knowing the natural history, identifying the risk factors for tumor growth is important to plan management of these tumors.
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