Featuring nearly 800 illustrations--including more than 500 in full color--this text/atlas equips surgeons with a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the skull base, the biology of neoplasms of the skull base, and the instrumentation used in skull base surgery. The first major section of the book, on anatomy, depicts the gross and microscopic sectional anatomy of the skull base and includes a three-dimensional reconstruction of the temporal bone. The next section, on applied anatomy, demonstrates various surgical approaches to the skull base. A section on the biology of selected skull base tumors provides surgeons with the knowledge needed to plan operative procedures for the control of neoplasms. A section on technology examines the engineering aspects and clinical applications of various plating and mesh systems, drills, surgical localizer systems, implants, and monitors.