Skull Base Surgery

Publications

Anterior Skull Base:  The Neurosurgical Perspective, by G. Bejjani, D.C. Wright, L.N. Sekhar, in Moises Arriaga, J. Diaz Day (Eds):  Neurosurgical Issues in Otolaryngology:  Principles and Practice of Collaboration, Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999, pp 341-348. 

“Tumors of the Anterior Skull Base,” by Ghassan K. Bejjani, K. Sinha, P. Chandra (Ed): Advances in Clinical Neurosciences, 2000, pp 25-38. 

 Combined Petrosal Approach by Ghassan Bejjani in De La Cruz,  Arriaga M (eds): Essentials of Neuro-Otology, Thieme      medical Publishers, (in Press) 

Craniofacial Osteotomies to Facilitate Resection of Large Tumors of the Skull Base, by F. Tzortidis, G. Bejjani, T.     Papadas, P. Triantafyllou, M. partheni, P. Goumas, N. Papadakis,  J Cranial Maxillofacial Surgery 24: 224-229, 1996 

Saphenous vein graft bypass of the sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb during the removal of a glomus jugular tumor, by L. Sekhar, F. Tzortidis, Ghassan K. Bejjani, D. Schessel, J Neurosurg 86:  1036-1041, 1997 

The Predictive Value of  Intraoperative SSEP monitoring:  Review of 224 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Vera, L. Broemling, L. Sekhar.  Neurosurgery 43 (3):  491-500, 1998 

Fascial Layers of the Temporal Region:  Anatomy of the Temporalis Branch of the Facial Nerve and Indications for the Interfascial Dissection, by Eduardo Salas, Ibrahim Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar.  Neurosurgery 43 (3):  563-569, 1998 

Surgical Anatomy of the Intratemporal Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Eduardo Salas-Lopes,  Jhon Abello, Abdo Jurjus, Donald Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar.  Neurosurgery 43 (4):  842-853, 1998 

Neurophysiological monitoring during skull base surgery:  Is it necessary?, by L. Sekhar, Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, Clin Neurosurg, 42:  180-202, 1995 

Visual Field Deficit Caused by Vascular Compression from a Suprasellar Meningioma: Case Report, Bejjani GK, Cockerham KP, Kennerdell JS, Maroon JC.  Neurosurgery, 50 (5): 1129-1132, 2002 

Intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease treated by microsurgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery: case report, by Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, Ghassan Bejjani, Clayton Wiley, Toshinori Hasegawa, Melissa Maddock, Douglas Kondziolka. J Neurosurg 2003 Jan;98(1):165-8. 

Cranial base approaches increase surgical access to aneurysms, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Neurosurgery Update 2 (1):  4, 1999 

Tumors of the anterior skull base:  Management plan, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Contemp Neurosurgery 21 (9):  1-4, 1999 

The Transbasal Approach and its Variations:  Operative Technique, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, in Contemp Neurosurgery 23 (13):  1-8, 2001

Presentations 

“Surgical Anatomy and Approaches to the Vertebral Artery in all its Segments,”  Hotel Dieu De France, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1995 

“Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring,” Hotel Dieu De France, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1995 

“Surgical Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa,” GW Neurological Institute Microsurgical Anatomy Course, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, November 3-5, 1995 

“The Infratemporal Fossa:  Part I. Divisions,” Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, GWUMC, May 14, 1997 

“Cranial Base Surgery:  Historical, Anatomical and Technical Aspects,” Grand Rounds, Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, September 9, 1998 

“Combined Petrosal Approaches,” Temporal Bone Course, AGH, October 17, 1998 

“Skull Base Approaches to Tumors and Aneurysms,” Second Meeting of the Pan-Arab Neurosurgical Society, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, October 1998 

“Cranial Base Surgery,” Invited Guest Speaker, Dar Al Fuad Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, October 1998 

“Pitfalls of Cranial Base Surgery,” Invited Guest Speaker, Dar Al Fuad Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, October 1998 

“Intraoperative SSEP Monitoring for Skull Base Tumors,” Department of Neurosurgery, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, December 15, 1998 

Neurological Monitoring in Skull Base Surgery,” International Winter Congress on Minimally Invasive Techniques for Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Aspen, CO, March 21-26, 1999 

“The Transbasal Approach”, Neurosurgical Residents Dissection Classes, UPMC, February 1st, 2003 

“The Extreme Lateral Transcondylar Approach”, Neurosurgical Residents Dissection Classes, UPMC, April 5th , 2003 

“ Skull Base surgery” (Faculty), Practical Course, April 27, 2003, AANS, San Diego. 

Value of SSEP Monitoring in Predicting Outcome in Skull Base Surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, L. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, Joint Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Naples, FL, 1995 

Value of SSEP Monitoring:  Does it Predict Neurological Outcome in Skull Base Surgery?, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, P. Nora, P. Vera, L. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando, FL, 1995 

Occipitocervical Fusion Following Cranial Base Surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, C. Riedel, D. Wright, A. Caputy, L. Sekhar; Oral Presentation, 2nd International Skull Base Congress, 7th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, San Diego, CA, June 29- July 4, 1996 

Surgical Anatomy and Approaches to the Third and Fourth Segments of the Vertebral artery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Eduardo Salas, Amal Nadel, Anthony J. Caputy, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Surgical Anatomy of the Pineal Region, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Brian Sullivan, Eduardo Salas, Sorin D. Bucur, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Surgical Importance of PICA origin in skull base:  An Anatomical study with histological and radiographic correlation, by Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, William O. Bank, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Anatomy and Clinical Importance of Variations of the Persistent Trigeminal Artery, By Ibrahim M. Ziyal, Eduardo Sala-Lopez, Sorin D. Bucur, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Amal Nadel, Donald C. Wright, Laligam, N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Fascial Layers of the Temporal Region:  Anatomy of the Temporalis Branch of the Facial Nerve and Indications for the Interfascial Dissection, by Eduardo Salas, Ibrahim Ziyal, Ghassan K. Bejjani, Murat Karabiyikoglu, Kazuki Yamamoto, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27 – October 2, 1997 

Predictors of Postoperative Deficit in Cranial Base Tumor Surgery :  A Review of 244 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 47th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA, September 27 – October 2, 1997 

Cranial Base Tumoors:  A Scoring System for the Risk of Postoperative Deficit, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Skull Base Surgery:  A Historical Perspective, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

The Styloid Diaphragm Revisited, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Eduardo Lopez, Sean O’Malley, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 46th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 28 – October 3, 1996 

The Anterior Cranial Fossa:  Surgical Anatomy, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Brian Sullivan, Wayne Olan, Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Amal Nadel, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Surgical Anatomy of the Lower Cranial Nerves, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian Sullivan, Abdo R. Jurjus, Duc H. Duong, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Cranial Base Approaches for Endodermal Cysts of the Posterior Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Richard B. Hessler, David A. Schessel, Laligam N. Sekhar; Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Surgical Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Eduardo Lopez, Sean O’Malley, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Non Neoplastic Lesions of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Wayne Olan, David Schessel, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Intraoperative SSEP Monitoring in Saphenous Vein Graft Bypass for Vascular and Tumoral Lesions of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Pedro L. Vera, Charles Riedel, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Oral Presentation, 8th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Little Rock, AR, March 21-25, 1997 

Surgical Anatomy of the Anterior Cranial Fossa:  The Risky Pyramid, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Brian Sullivan, Wayne Olan, Eduardo Salas-Lopez, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997 

The Exocranial Portion of the Cranial Nerves:  Surgical Landmarks, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian Sullivan, John J. Abello, Abdo R. Jurjus, Duc H. Duong, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997 

Pseudotumors of the Cranial Base, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Donald C. Wright, Wayne Olan, Laligam N. Sekhar, , Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Denver, CO, April 12-17, 1997 

The Predictive Value of Intra-operative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Monitoring:  Review of 224 Procedures, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Pedro L. Vera, Lyle Broemling, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias, Richmond, VA, January 15-17, 1998 

The Conquest of the Skull Base:  An Historical Overview, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Brian J. Sullivan, Donald C. Wright, Laligam N. Sekhar, Oral Presentation, 9th annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, Kamuela, HI, February 13-17, 1998 

Neurophysiological monitoring in the skull base surgery, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Oral Presentation, 2nd WALN Homecoming Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, June 21-23, 1999 

Complications in skull base surgery:  Their avoidance and their management, by Ghassan K. Bejjani, Oral Presentation, 2nd WALN Homecoming Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon, June 21-23, 1999 

Skull base surgery in the elderly: is there an age limit? By Ghassan K. Bejjani, Joe Maroon, Imad Moussa, 14th annual meeting of the NASBS, Memphis, TN, February 22-25, 2003