2019 AMI Online Salon

Controversies in Skull Base Surgery

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Entrant Name: Peter Lawrence
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors: Joshua Lai, Michael Hickman                   
  • Address: Phoenix, AZ
  • Client: Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, Autodesk Maya 2018
  • Final presentation format: Textbook
  • Primary Audience: Resident and attending neurosurgeons

Project Description

Advances in endoscopic, microsurgical, and radiosurgical strategies have revolutionized surgical approaches and patient care, but with new developments come new questions and controversies regarding the treatment of skull base pathologies. This illustration depicts three primary surgical options to consider when treating a pituitary adenoma, and serves as a visual representation of the book’s central question for neurosurgeons: which is the appropriate surgical option? Controversies in Skull Base Surgery seeks to provide answers to that question by weighing the pros and cons of three surgical treatment options: transnasal endoscopy, open surgery, and radiosurgery/gamma knife. By focusing on management strategy of these three surgical options, the textbook clarifies areas of controversy that will help neurosurgeons make correct decisions to positively impact patients’ quality of life and recovery.