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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Edjah Nduom and Jeff Olson, will focus on Metastases to the Central Nervous System. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series consulting editors, Dr. Russell R. Lonser and Dr. Daniel K. Resnick. Topics discussed in this issue will include: Epidemiology of metastatic CNS disease, Initial approach to the patient with a newly diagnosed solitary brain metastasis, Initial approach to the patient with multiple newly diagnosed brain metastases, When to consider a stereotactic biopsy for brain metastases, Techniques for open surgical resection of cerebral metastases, Laser ablation for cerebral metastases, Histopathological features and laboratory markers of common brain metastases, Recurrence vs radiation necrosis - evaluation and treatment, Anti-epileptic drugs for the management of cerebral metastases, Chemotherapy for the management of cerebral metastases, Approach to the management of metastatic leptomeningeal disease, Immune therapy for CNS metastases, Novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of cerebral metastases, Skull base metastases - diagnosis and management, and more.
The second edition of Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle offers a comprehensive guide to the surgical treatment of diseases in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), a fragile area of the skull base that Harvey Cushing famously described as the bloody angle. This multidisciplinary treatment of the subject brings the most up-to-date information on the endoscopic, endovascular, and radiologic treatment options together to present proven and effective options to the surgical teams taking on this challenging neurologic surgery. The book is divided into five sections: Foundations for Treatment Surgical Approaches Acoustic Neuromas (with new chapters on hearing rehabilitation following acoustic neuroma surgery and prevention and management of CSF leakage after surgery) Nonschwannomatous Lesions of the CPA Examples of Cases and Approaches with Animations and Videos
This is a fundamental resource for physicians, technologists, and other health professionals who need to acquire state-of-the-art skills in neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM). It covers basic aspects of monitoring, describes the clinical and technical requirements for monitoring specific types of surgeries, and addresses the administrative aspects of running an NIOM service. This second edition has been updated to incorporate the vast amount of new information and techniques that have evolved since the publication of the first edition. This includes new chapters on each of the modalities used in monitoring (SEP, MEP, BAEP, EEG, and EMG), training curriculum for neurophysiologists and technologists, policies and procedures for NIOM labs, and accreditation and certification. Updated information on new applications of clinical methods includes new chapters on Dorsal Root Entry Zone Procedures and Movement Disorders Surgery.
Perfect for anyone considering or training in this challenging specialty, Principles of Neurological Surgery, 4th Edition, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar, and Neil Kitchen, provides a clear, superbly illustrated introduction to all aspects of neurosurgery-from general principles to specific techniques. Thorough updates from leading authors ensure that you'll stay abreast of the latest advances in every area of neurosurgery, including pre- and post-operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more. Offers comprehensive coverage without being encyclopedic - just the right amount of information for those in training or who need an introduction to the field. Provides a strong visual understanding of the essentials of neurosurgery with abundant high-quality illustrations, including imaging, pathology, clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, diagrams, tables, and figures. Presents information in an easy-to-understand, well-written manner, helping you quickly grasp the principles and problems of today's neurosurgery. Features new and improved videos, more emphasis on anatomy and radiology, and new evidence and techniques, keeping you up to date with the latest advances in the field. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
This book documents the state of the art in pediatric neurosurgery with the intention of providing a comprehensive guide to the management of the full range of pediatric neurosurgical disorders that will aid in the delivery of optimal care. Detailed practical instruction, taking into account recent advances, is provided on the neurosurgical treatment of congenital brain malformations, cerebrovascular diseases, head injuries and spinal trauma, infections, functional disorders, congenital and developmental spinal disorders, and brain and spinal tumors. Pearls and pitfalls are highlighted, and attention drawn to the most useful tips and tricks. Information is also included on relevant related topics, including the principles of neuroimaging, the physiological responses of newborns, infants, and children to neurosurgical trauma, preoperative evaluation, anesthesiology and intensive care, and other forms of therapy. The authors are renowned experts in the field, and the text is supported by a wealth of high-quality images. Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery will be of value for neurosurgeons of all levels of experience, as well as for pediatricians, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, and neuro-oncologists.
For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series (R) has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Spine Secrets Plus, 3rd Edition, by Dr. Vincent J. Devlin, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable. The proven Secrets Series (R) format gives you the most return for your time - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective. Fully revised and updated throughout, including protocols and guidelines that are continuously evolving and that increasingly dictate best practices. Expanded PLUS format includes extended coverage, a larger format, colorful visual elements, and larger, detailed images and illustrations to provide an overall enhanced learning experience. Remain at the forefront of the nuances of spine surgery and related specialties with updates on new techniques and technologies, as well as changing treatment options and drug information. Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams. Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from prominent specialists - all providing a concise overview of important, board-relevant content. Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
The book is a practical guide for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists willing to better understand the contemporary multimodal management of neurosurgical diseases including, but not limited to, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Since its invention 1950s, SRS has dramatically impacted the treatment and prognosis of several neurosurgical diseases such as brain and spine metastases, intracranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations, benign head and spine tumors, functional neurological diseases, etc. The book is formed by 35 chapters encompassing all aspects of SRS, from basic principles to the traditional and novel clinical applications. Each chapter points out the current evidence-based indications, contraindications, and adverse effects of SRS and other techniques that should be considered as an alternative or as a complement to SRS.
The earliest human known to have the capability of walking erect on two legs is Sahelanphropus, who lived 6 million years ago. The ability to stand erect led to required extensive changes in the human skeleton, including significant changes in the cervical spine. In modern humans, the cervical spine holds the head upright and gives it great mobility. The combination of great mobility in this spinal segment combined with the requirement that it carry significant weight makes the cervical spine susceptible to a wide variety of pathologies. The cervical spine not only supports the head upright, but acts as a channel for the full set of neural elements connecting the brain with all near and distant parts of the body; thus, pathologies involving the spinal column in this segment directly affect the cervical spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. Today, excellence in spine surgery requires a thorough understanding of spinal anatomy, relevant neurology, and biomechanics, as well as skilled use of a variety of surgical techniques. The surgeon must master the ability to effectively select from a wide and constantly changing variety of alternative instrumentations and surgical approaches. In addition, the trend towards reducing the invasiveness of surgical procedures has led to the use of smaller and smaller tools and smaller surgical incisions with more limited views of the relevant anatomy. As a result of the rapid pace of change, the choice of an optimal technique in any given situation is increasingly complex. In this book, we begin with a basic review of anatomy, neurology, neurophysiology, and biomechanics. We also discuss clinical and radiological assessment required for a differential diagnosis, and present a thorough discussion of the importance of sagittal alignment of the spine and the utility of gait analysis. We proceed with a thorough discussion of nontraumatic pathologies causing cervical myelopathy, beginning with the craniocervical junction down through the subaxial spine, in pediatric and adult populations. This discussion includes steps in the differential diagnosis for specific pathologies, surgical techniques and nuances, radiation-based treatment alternatives, and special topics ranging from the use of stem cells to robotics and endoscopic surgery. We have attempted to provide both fundamental and state-of-the-art knowledge and to share the rich experience of some of the leading spine surgeons worldwide, with the aim of enabling surgeons at all levels to advance their own capabilities for performing safe and successful procedures in this area of complex anatomy.
The practice of endovascular neurosurgery is becoming more and more common. Endovascular techniques have increased our understanding of cerebrovascular diseases, and evolving technologies have expanded our means of treatment. This increasing complexity requires a neurosurgeon to increase clinical capacity and develop professional knowledge. However, narrow clinical focus also breeds prejudice, competition and controversy. These reactions may be positive when they stimulate innovation, improve patient outcomes, cause suspicion and hinder progress. Now these factors are more common in neurovascular surgery. Endovascular technology has become a legitimate alternative to open neurosurgical technology. In this textbook, we focus on brain AVMs, which is the last difficulty of endovascular neurosurgery. Neurosurgeons, endovascular neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists are invited to publicly express their views and practices. The authors are very famous in the world and their contributions are very valuable. We believe in the more you express your skills, the more experienced you become and the closer you get the excellence . This book provides many disruptive innovations and completely changes our previous understanding of brain AVMs. Three sections are included in this book: AVM of the brain is one type of systemic vascular abnormality; endovascular therapy of AVM of the brain; pathophysiology and pathogenesis of AVM and its surgical management and radiotherapy. We also provide a chapter of development of endovascular neurosurgery in China, which the readers may be interested in.
This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, guest edited by Dr. R. Mark Richardson and Dr. Vasileios Kokkinos, will focus on Epilepsy Surgery: The Network Approach. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series consulting editors, Dr. Russell R. Lonser and Dr. Daniel K. Resnick. Topics discussed in this issue will include: History of the network approach in epilepsy surgery, Networks in temporal lobe epilepsy, Networks in frontal lobe epilepsy, Networks in parietal and occipital lobe epilepsy, Structures facilitating epileptogenic network formation, Extracranial interictal and ictal EEG in sEEG planning, Ictal semiology as a tool for sEEG planning, The significance of MRI lesions in sEEG planning, Functional networks in epilepsy presurgical evaluation, Automation advances in sEEG planning, Interpretation of the intracranial sEEG signal, Electrical cortical stimulation, Epileptogenic index, Modeling the epileptogenic network, Machine learning in epilepsy surgery evaluations, Neuromodulation of epilepsy networks, and Decision-making in epilepsy surgery.