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From The CriticsReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc(Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Vestibular schwannoma was described over 100 years ago and has fascinated neurosurgeons ever since, in particular because of the challenges it poses, be it the surgical treatment or avoidance of complications such as facial nerve palsy. This book, which took several years to compile, reflects the opinions of well known experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to reflect current perspectives on the treatment and management of complications in the surgery of vestibular schwannoma.
Audience: Neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, neurologists, oncologists, and radiation oncologists are the main audience for this book.
Features: Over 50 worldwide experts contribute 33 chapters to this comprehensive yet succinct book. It is clearly written, aiding understanding of a very complex topic. As with most tumor books, this one starts with the neurobiology, physiology, and clinical manifestations of vestibular schwannoma. However, it goes a little further and concentrates on the radiobiological principles of treatment of these lesions, since radiosurgery has become an essential part of the successful therapeutic approach to this tumor. Another important aspect of this book is the evaluation of hearing before and after treatment with tips and guidelines on hearing preservation in diverse situations. Overall, the excellent illustrations and appropriate references make this a comprehensive work well worth its price.
Assessment: This is a very important book for neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neurologists, and radiation oncologists, since the management of vestibular schwannomas is often a multidisciplinary task. It differs from similar books in its approach to the topic and in the delineation of strategies to avoid bad surgical outcomes. It is well worth having in most neurosurgical, neurological, and general medical libraries.