New Textbook Explores Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery in Children

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Theodore Schwartz, along with Dr. Vijay Anand and Dr. Harminder Singh, have published a new textbook, Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery — the first textbook focused on the use of these complex procedures in children. The text, published by Thieme, is available for preorder before its June publication date.

Advanced endoscopic endonasal procedures have rapidly emerged as effective and minimally invasive alternatives to open surgery for skull base tumors, but the small sinuses and nasal passages in pediatric patients have made it impossible to use these procedures on them. With specially adapted instruments that are small enough to allow navigating these passages in children, surgeons are now able to access the entire midline skull base in children as young as four years old. This extends the benefits of these complex procedures, well recognized in adults, to the pediatric population.

In 34 chapters contributed by an international team of experts, Pediatric Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery covers anatomy, OR setup, and surgical approaches to pediatric skull base lesions; 15 specific pathologies (including adenomas, astrocytomas, craniopharyngiomas, encephalocele and meningoencephalocele, and Rathke’s cleft cyst); and closure, complication management, and post-operative care. The book includes 500 surgical illustrations and photographs, and an enhanced digital version includes surgical videos as well.

The book is available for preorder on the Thieme site as well as on Amazon, B&N, and other online booksellers.

Nela Katic

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