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Monday, 23 October 2017 10:01

Neurovascular surgery (2nd Ed.)

Written by


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





Publication date:

June 2015



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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P Reilly, R Bullock


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.






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





March 2006



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.



This book focuses mainly on social and rehabilitative issues related to many forms of serious brain injury. While not addressing the aspects of neurosurgical practices of traumatic brain injuries, in my opinion this is an essential read for all neurosurgeons to develop an understanding of psychological and behavioral considerations. Neurobehavioural Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury offers the possibility to comprehend the pre- and post-operative problems of the patient, with a detailed assessment of the aspects related to social, behavioral, rehabilitative and family education.

Tom M. McMillan, Rodger Ll. Wood

Psychology Press

 Publication date:
17 feb 2017

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:58

Oxford Textbook of Neuro-Oncology

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Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology series, the Oxford Textbook of Neuro-Oncology covers the pathophysiology, diagnosis, classification, and management of tumours of the nervous system. The book provides a comprehensive overview of tumour subtypes, in accordance with WHO classifications, along with management plans for adult and paediatric populations. The international team of co-editors ensures that expert commentaries on existing and wide-reaching diagnostic and treatment guidelines (including NCCN and ESMO) are accessible by a global audience.


Tracy Batchelor, Ryo Nishikawa, Nancy Tarbell, Michael Weller


Oxford University Press

Publication date:

September 2017

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Winning several prizes, including first place from the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards for Surgical Specialties and winner of the 2017 PROSE Awards for Textbook/Clinical Medicine, Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade is a great addition to the neurosurgical literature.
Paediatric Neurosurgery is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges.
This state-of-the-art volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that reveals invaluable tricks of the trade.With its complete coverage of the field today and focus on enhancing performance in the operating room, this book will unquestionably be an outstanding resource for practitioners and trainees in pediatric neurosurgery.

Alan R. Cohen


Publication date:
November 2015

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Author: Samer S. Hoz, MD
Editor: Springer
Publication date: 13 apr 2017

The seven chapters of this book cover the major vascular pathologies of Central Nervous System. The book includes multiple-choice questions examining all aspects of the pathology: definition, related anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical features, radiology, surgical decisions and nuances of operative technique. Overall, it is a useful book to study, giving the reader a comprehensive overview of vascular pathologies in the CNS.

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