In Wolfgang Koos' final work, a lifetime of experience in the surgical
treatment of the acoustic neurinoma is presented in the style of the brilliantly
successful Koos-Spetzler microneurosurgery series.
Diagnosis is a strong point
of this atlas, as surgical strategies are planned according to the anatomic
location and growth pattern of these tumors.
The preoperative considerations,
operating room set-up, patient positioning, and neuronavigational equipment are
described for microsurgery in the cerebellopontine angle region.
techniques for removing acoustic neurinomas in correlation with size and
extension of the tumor are then provided in step-by-step detail; intraoperative
photographs are paired with explanatory colored line drawings of astonishing
Finally, the tumors of the cerebellopontine angle that may mimic
acoustic neurinoma are described.show more