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Special Issue "State of the Art—Treatment of Skull Base Diseases"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 7594
Special Issue Editor
Interests: head and neck oncology; head and neck surgery; skull base diseases; skull base surgery
Special Issue Information
The skull base is an intriguing site of the human body, where a vast spectrum of rare diseases can develop and, given its frontier situation between the cranial cavity and extracranial regions, it has historically attracted different surgical specialties, such as neurosurgeons, otorhinolaryngologists, and maxillofacial surgeons. Moreover, non-surgical physicians are frequently involved in the management of cranial base diseases, since, in some cases, the treatment requires completion by, or even substitution with, radiotherapy and/or systemic therapy. Skull base diseases have also raised a considerable interest in the scientific community, with roughly 300 papers per year published in the early 1990s, up to more than 2000 inherent indexed publications in 2021. Despite this interest, the heterogeneity and rarity of most skull base diseases prevented researchers from supporting their publications with a high level of evidence, the scientific literature pertaining to skull base diseases mostly relying on expert opinions and retrospective series analyses. As for all complex and multidisciplinary topics in medicine, the reappraisal of the current evidence by experts in the field is paramount to move forward. This Special Issue, entitled “State of the Art—Treatment of skull base diseases”, aims to collect the experience of different groups and provide the reader with up-to-date skull base disease information, while demonstrating the importance of the surgical management of skull base diseases and highlighting the role of non-surgical therapies for selected diseases.
Dr. Marco Ferrari
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- skull base
- cranial base