The Facial Nerve in Temporal Bone and Lateral Skull Base Microsurgery

The facial nerve in temporal bone and lateral skull base microsurgeryBy

  • Mario Sanna
  • Tarek Khrais
  • Fernando Mancini
  • Alessandra Russo
  • Abdelkader Taibah

This lavishly illustrated atlas provides comprehensive coverage of the surgical management of facial nerve tumors and of the facial nerve in diseases affecting the temporal bone and lateral skull base. The surgical management and the different operative procedures involved are described step-by-step using full-color images of outstanding quality drawn from a collection of over 1700 cases of skull base surgery and 18000 case of middle ear surgery.

The expert authors discuss the management of the facial nerve in various pathologies, the facial nerve in petrous bone cholesteatoma, the management of the facial nerve in vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas, and facial nerve management in glomus tumors, middle ear carcinomas, and with cochlear implants.

Key features:

  • Opening chapters on facial nerve anatomy, radiology, operating room set-up, and intraoperative facial nerve monitoring, representing the knowledge needed before considering surgery
  • Chapters on facial nerve repair and reanimation, and comprehensive coverage of tumors of the facial nerve

Dr. Sanna is part of The Grupppo Otologico, a world-renowned specialist center for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, skull base, facial nerve, head and neck, and paranasal sinuses. More information is available on the group’s website,


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