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Edoardo Agosti, MS

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In this study, a retrospective single center one, Dr Al-Habib et al. analyzed the anatomic relationship between cervical pedicle screws, vertebral artery (VA), and related anatomic structures in the Saudi population. This work demonstrates important differences between various ethnic groups, which should be always considered. Moreover, assessment of VA entry at each level should be performed on an individual basis, as the characteristics of VA entry was found to vary in the same patient at different cervical levels.

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Author:
S. Kobayashi

Editor:
Thieme

Publication date:
May 2005

Description:
Neurosurgery of Complex Vascular Lesions and Tumors includes two different parts, focusing first on cerebrovascular diseases and then brain tumors.
In this book, eminent neurosurgeons from around the world expose personal clinical cases met during their previous experience, discussing the difficulty of the case and techniques used to negotiate these.
A short and concise book useful for all neurosurgeons in order to acquire a greater ability to manage particularly complex clinical cases.

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Monday, 26 March 2018 18:47

Pediatric Hydrocephalus

Author:
G. Cinalli, W.J. Maixner, C. Sainte-Rose

Editor:
Springer

Publication date:
2005

Description:
Pediatric hydrocephalus, the most common pathology which pediatric neurosurgeons face, has undergone an important evolution in recent years. This is especially true from the point of view of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach, and for improvements in imaging and endoscopy.
This book offers a detailed view of all progress made recently in this field, from advances in understanding the pathophysiological basis, to the management of paediatric hydrocephalus.
This book is definitely a recommended reading not only for neurosurgeons, but for all specialists who are confronted daily with this pathology in all its aspects, as endocrinologists, geneticists, pediatricians, radiologists or pathologists.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:14

Endovascular Neurosurgery Through Clinical Cases

Author:
Mitsos A. P.

Editor:
Springer

Publication date:
2015

Description:
Neuroendovascular surgery became established in the 2000s, first accompanying, and then overtaking, several traditional open neurosurgical techniques. In this book, through the description of clinical cases, the various principles of neuroendovascular surgery are presented. From the pathophysiology of vascular lesions in the brain and spine, to their management, methods and outcomes.

The main pathologies treated are ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms, side-wall and bifurcation aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulae and arterial stenosis. Two introductory chapters relating to the central nervous system vascular embryology and anatomy are also included. Endovascular Neurosurgery Through Clinical Cases is a fundamental reading for neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, and all professionals involved in the management of the neuroendovascular pathologies

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:40

Functional Neurosurgery

Editor:
Thieme

Publication date:
November 2008

Description:
This book offers step-by-step guidance on the latest techniques for the management of movement disorders, epilepsy and pain. The underlying physiological and pathological principles are explained, as are current surgical procedures and the management of postoperative complications. This book also includes discussions of contemporary topics such as radiosurgery for movement disorders, cortex stimulation for neuropathic pain and novel technical approaches for the insertion of deep brain stimulator electrodes.

Link: http://www.thieme.com/books-main/neurosurgery/product/713-functional-neurosurgery

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:47

Skull Base Cancer Imaging

 

Author:

Eugene Yu and Reza Forghani

 

Editor:

Thieme

 

Publication date:

December 2017

 

Description:

Considering the anatomical complexity of bone, vascular and nervous structures of the skull base, medical imaging is essential for identifying neoplastic lesions and planning their treatment.

Thanks to the contribution of experienced radiologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons and oncologists, this book is presented as an imaging-focused guide on various neoplastic diseases affecting the skull base, with a detailed analysis for each anatomical region. Chapters are divided based on anatomical location, including cranial fossae, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and petroclival and lateral skull base.

This book covers fundamental principles relevant to radiology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology residents and clinicians who care for patients with head and neck neoplasms.

 

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Monday, 23 October 2017 10:01

Neurovascular surgery (2nd Ed.)

Author:

Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, Peter Nakaji

 

Editor:

Thieme

 

Publication date:

June 2015

 

Description:

This book covers all the aspects related to neurovascular pathologies and their neurosurgical and endovascular treatment. The spectrum of neurovascular pathologies treated includes: ischaemic stroke and vascular insufficiency, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous fistulae and malformations, aneurysms, vascular tumors and more. For each pathology underlying science and clinical applications are described. “Neurovascular Surgery” is a fundamental reading for all general, vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons.

 

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AUTHOR:

P Reilly, R Bullock

EDITOR:

CRC Press, 2005

 

This book offers a systematic evaluation of traumatic brain injury, trying to tackle the most difficult and challenging management problems facing clinicians in the management of traumatic brain injury. Inside there are several sections devoted to various aspects of traumatic brain injury, as classification of mechanisms of injury, classification of traumatic brain injury, physiological mechanisms involved in neuronal damage, measuring and monitoring the injury, pediatric head injury, missile wounds, outcome prediction, brain death, treatment. Detailed guidelines-based management algorithms are provided in the appendices.

 

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AUTHOR:

Curtis A. Dickman, Michael G. Fehlings, Ziya L. Gokaslan

 

EDITOR:
Thieme

 

PUBLICATION DATE:

March 2006

 

DESCRIPTION:

Spinal column and spinal cord tumors are relatively rare (approximately 3 to 4 times less common than intracranial tumors) with a variable incidence of 0.9 to 2.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants each year. Despite the relatively low impact from an epidemiological point of view, they are certainly an important chapter in the field of neurosurgery both for diagnosis and for the management of patients.

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice is a text that fully addresses all aspects of tumours in this region, providing a detailed analysis of the anatomy, pathology, evaluation, diagnosis, and management techniques of spinal column and cord tumors.

From a therapeutic point of view, both neurosurgical and non-surgical treatments such as systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, embolization techniques, external beam radiation
therapy, brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery are addressed.

This book is a comprehensive text, lending insight into current techniques in managing these for all neurosurgeons and residents.

 

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Currently neurosurgery capacity in low- and middle-income countries is far from adequate due to staffing shortages, limited resources and poor bed space. There are about 33,000 neurosurgeons around the world, but more 91,000 will be needed to manage the 14 million additional patients who need neurosurgical treatment every day. This paper describes an ongoing collaboration between the Mulago Hospital Department of Neurosurgery (Kampala, Uganda) and Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC, USA) as a replicable model to meet the needs of developing and developed countries.

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