Skull Base Surgery: Strategies 1st Edition

Skull Base Surgery: Strategies 1st Edition

Skull Base Surgery: Strategies 1st Edition

In a sense, surgeons go into battle every time they enter the OR. Like soldiers, they must be prepared to make profound sacrifices to protect innocent people (their patients), while putting egos aside and resisting the call of fame. Skull Base Surgery: Strategies by Walter Jean and distinguished contributors provides eloquent expression to the inner voices that speak to surgeons during each stage of battle. Unlike other textbooks that only emphasize the technical building blocks surgeons need, this resource focuses on state-of-the-art skull-base procedures, important thought processes, and vital strategies required to perform them.

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Size and shape variations, diverse biological characteristics, different anatomic locations and extensions, and specific relationships and entanglements with nerves and vessels make all skull base tumors unique and highly challenging. In addition to anatomy, two other important factors need to be considered every time a surgeon enters the OR – the particular circumstances of the patient and surgeon. Throughout this remarkable book, master neurosurgeons take readers on an insightful journey exploring the decision-making process of choosing and executing a surgical approach, with firsthand pearls from the battlefield.

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Case Studies in Neurological Infections of Adults and Children

Case Studies in Neurological Infections of Adults and Children

Case Studies in Neurological Infections of Adults and Children

The global burden of neurological infectious diseases is huge. Sometimes the diagnosis is straightforward. On other occasions it may be difficult, especially because of the overlap with inflammatory neurological conditions. Delays or missed diagnoses can have devastating consequences for patients.

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This book brings together adult and pediatric clinical cases in neurological infection and inflammation, including important conditions for both developed countries and resource-poor settings. Clinical case studies are recognized as a useful learning tool for clinicians at all stages in their careers. Each real case works through the history, examination, and investigation findings to the diagnosis and treatment pathway. This is followed by discussion of the key issues, with the inclusion of historical or quirky facts. Many cases are supported online by a certified post-case quiz, testing the reader’s clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, and problem-solving.

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Problem Based Learning Discussions in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

Problem Based Learning Discussions in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

Problem Based Learning Discussions in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

This book presents a student-centric, problem-based approach to learning key issues in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care, a concept that is gaining popularity and acceptance in the medical education field. Each chapter starts with a brief case scenario describing the condition, followed by series of questions and answers covering important aspects like differential diagnosis, associated co-morbidity, preoperative evaluation and preparation, intraoperative anesthetic management, postoperative management and prognosis. Featuring questions to engage readers, and providing answers based on reason and supported by evidence and references, the book is a valuable educational aid for trainees and residents. It also offers insights into the real-world clinical situations, making it of interest to practicing anesthesiologists and neuroanesthesiologists.

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Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls

Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls

Revision spine surgery requires a unique skill set different from performing a primary operation. Understanding when a simple revision is sufficient, when a more complex approach is needed, or when a non-surgical option should be considered is critical to good patient care and outcomes.

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In this first book to focus exclusively on the complex topic of revision spine surgery, world-renowned Dr. Alex Vaccaro and leading neuro and orthopaedic spine surgeons, navigate physicians through the initial evaluative process and the potential pitfalls and complications encountered in revision surgery.

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Surgery of the Brainstem 1st Edition

Surgery of the Brainstem 1st Edition

Surgery of the Brainstem 1st Edition

The brainstem is one of the last bastions of surgical prohibition because of its densely packed ascending and descending tracts and nuclei carrying information to and from the brain. Although 10% of all pediatric tumors and 5% of all vascular anomalies occur in the brainstem, neurosurgeons have traditionally resisted dissecting lesions in this area. Recent advances in imaging, microscopy, anesthesia, and operative techniques have expanded the treatment paradigm for this most eloquent region of the brain.

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Surgery of the Brainstem, by internationally renowned neurosurgeons Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, and Michael T. Lawton, along with an impressive cadre of global experts, is a comprehensive guide to managing disorders of the brainstem, thalamic region, and basal ganglia. Organized in seven sections with 33 chapters, the text opens with four sections covering a variety of topics. Section I presents the history of brainstem surgery; Section II examines anatomy, development, and pathology; Section III reviews patient examination, imaging, and monitoring; and Section IV provides a succinct overview of surgical approaches. Sections V-VII cover a wide range of adult and pediatric tumors, ischemia, stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and cerebral cavernous malformations. More than 300 high-quality clinical images and medical illustrations enhance the text.

Key Highlights

  • A full spectrum of treatment modalities and outcomes, including open surgery, endoscopic approaches, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiotherapy, endovascular techniques, and revascularization
  • An anatomy chapter featuring stunning Rhoton-style anatomical dissections delineates critical landmarks in the brainstem, thalamus, pineal region, and cranial nerves
  • Detailed discussion of patient positioning and exposure of various brainstem domains
  • Pearls on overcoming psychological, pathological, and anatomical barriers and managing complications

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New Trends in Craniovertebral Junction Surgery: Experimental and Clinical Updates for a New State of Art

New Trends in Craniovertebral Junction Surgery: Experimental and Clinical Updates for a New State of Art 

New Trends in Craniovertebral Junction Surgery: Experimental and Clinical Updates for a New State of Art

This issue of Acta Neurochirururgica presents the latest surgical and experimental approaches to the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). It discusses anterior midline (transoral transnasal), posterior (CVJ craniectomy laminectomy, laminotomy, instrumentation and fusion), posterolateral (far lateral) and anterolateral (extreme lateral) approaches using state-of-the-art supporting tools. It especially highlights open surgery, microsurgical techniques, neuronavigation, the O-arm system, intraoperative MR, neuromonitoring and endoscopy.

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Endoscopy represents a useful complement to the standard microsurgical approach to the anterior CVJ: it can be used transnasally, transorally and transcervically; and it provides information for better decompression without the need for soft palate splitting, hard palate resection, or extended maxillotomy. While neuronavigation allows improved orientation in the surgical field, intraoperative fluoroscopy helps to recognize residual compression. Under normal anatomic conditions, there are virtually no surgical limitations to endoscopically assisted CVJ and this issue provides valuable information for the new generation of surgeons involved in this complex and challenging field of neurosurgery.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology: Global Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

Neuro-Ophthalmology: Global Trends in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

This book offers an overview on the most recent advances in global neuro-opthalmic care. Global variation in the incidence and prevalence of specific neuro-ophthalmic conditions results in geographic differences in differential diagnosis, evaluation, management, and treatment of specific disorders. It covers a variety of disorders from optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension to traumatic optic neuropathy. To understand the key differences in neuro-ophthalmic health care, this book has gathered recognized experts from around the world to describe and define these regional and geographic variations of care.

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By highlighting various international approaches to diagnosing and treating neuro-ophthalmic disorders, this book will be an essential guide for neuro-ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists seeking to build upon their clinical skills in a global context.

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Clinical Pathways in Neuro-Ophthalmology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3rd Edition

Clinical Pathways in Neuro-Ophthalmology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3rd Edition

Clinical Pathways in Neuro-Ophthalmology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3rd Edition

It is paramount for clinicians to understand the distinguishing signs and symptoms among many different local and systemic neuro-ophthalmic disorders in order to provide the most efficacious evaluations and treatments. Clinical Pathways in Neuro-Ophthalmology: An Evidence-Based Approach, Third Edition reflects the authors’ extensive training and experience in the field of neuro-ophthalmology, as well as updates in the field. Stacy Smith, Andrew Lee, Paul Brazis, and an impressive group of contributors have written an unsurpassed learning tool on how to manage patients with known or presumed neuro-ophthalmologic conditions, in the most logical, straightforward, and cost-effective manner.

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The authors share significant clinical pearls and knowledge throughout 20 chapters. The book lays a solid foundation on the management of neurologic eye disorders including symptoms, ophthalmologic testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Among the discussed disorders are anterior and retrobulbar optic neuropathies, disorders of ocular motility and alignment, lid abnormalities, and anisocoria. Insights are provided on key topics including the use of office examinations, laboratory tests, and neuroimaging studies to make an ophthalmologic diagnosis; and ophthalmologic therapy to treat eye movement disorders such as nystagmus.

Key Highlights

  • Unique graphic algorithms help clinicians differentiate conditions with frequently overlapping clinical manifestations
  • The evaluation and treatment of various neuro-ophthalmologic processes, stratified by four classes of evidence and four levels of clinical recommendation
  • A basic set of references for each subject enables readers to expand knowledge
  • High quality four-color clinical images enhance learning

This book is essential reading for neuro-ophthalmologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, and residents and fellows in these fields of medicine.

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Case Closed! Neuroanatomy 1st Edition

Case Closed! Neuroanatomy 1st Edition

Case Closed! Neuroanatomy 1st Edition

This carefully-designed textbook offers a brand-new approach to learning neuroanatomy for medical students and newly-qualified doctors, particularly those considering a career in neurology and neurosurgery. Promoting active learning and taking inspiration from other popular case-based formats, readers are encouraged to overcome their inherent ‘neurophobia’. The accessible text and practical examples, unencumbered by esoteric minutiae, support students and trainees in developing the necessary skills that will be essential in later clinical practice.

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Developed specifically in response to student feedback, the authors have succeeded in creating a novel, brief, and high-yield primer that offers a unique approach to mastering this challenging discipline. Case Closed! Neuroanatomy not only teaches students how to localize, but also guides them to solve successfully the problems that will reappear in their exams and in the clinic.

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