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Principles of Neurological Surgery

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Principles of Neurosurgery, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Saleem I. Abdulrauf and Laligam N Sekhar, provides a broad overview of neurosurgery ideal for anyone considering or training in this specialty. From general principles to specific techniques, it equips you with the perspectives and skills you need to succeed. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this new edition familiarizes you with the latest advances in the field-neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position and incisions-and shows you how to perform key procedures via an online library of surgical videos at No other source does such an effective job of preparing you for this challenging field!



Hardbound, 848 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0701-4


  • Part 1.General Overview

    1 Landmarks in the History of Neurosurgery

    James Tait Goodrich

    2 Clinical Evaluation of the Nervous System

    Gerald A. Grant, Richard G. Ellenbogen

    3 Principles of Modern Neuroimaging

    Kathleen R. Tozer Fink, Michael R. Levitt, James R. Fink

    4 Principles of Surgical Positioning

    Genèvieve Lapointe, Joanna Kemp, Govind Rajan, Grace Elisabeth Walter, Saleem I. Abdulrauf

    Part 2.Pediatric Neurosurgery

    5 Spinal Dysraphism and Tethered Spinal Cord

    Leslie N. Sutton, Joel A. Bauman, Luke J. Macyszyn

    6 Hydrocephalus in Children and Adults

    Alia Hdeib, Alan R. Cohen

    7 Developmental Anomalies: Arachnoid Cysts, Dermoids, and Epidermoids

    David F. Jimenez, Jennifer Gentry Savage, Mical Samuelson

    8 Diagnosis and Surgical Options for Craniosynostosis

    Mitchel Seruya, Suresh N. Magge, Robert F. Keating

    9 The Chiari Malformations and Syringohydromyelia

    R. Shane Tubbs, Todd C. Hankinson, John C. Wellons, III

    10 Posterior Fossa and Brainstem Tumors in Children

    Adrienne Weeks, Aria Fallah, James T. Rutka

    11 Causes of Nontraumatic Hemorrhagic Stroke in Children: Pediatric Moyamoya Syndrome

    Edward R. Smith, R. Michael Scott

    Part 3.Vascular Neurosurgery

    12 Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease and Carotid Surgery

    Geoffrey Appelboom, Matthew Piazza, E. Sander Connolly, Jr.

    13 Intracranial Aneurysms

    Christopher S. Eddleman, Christopher C. Getch, Bernard R. Bendok, H. Hunt Batjer

    14 Vascular Malformations (Arteriovenous Malformations and Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas)

    Ghaus M. Malik, Sandeep S. Bhangoo

    15 Cavernous Malformations Management Strategies

    Aimee Two, Ali K. Ozturk, Murat Gunel

    16 Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Alan Hoffer, Justin Singer, Nicholas C. Bambakidis, Warren Selman

    17 Endovascular Neurosurgery

    Sabareesh K. Natarajan, Adnan H. Siddiqui, L. Nelson Hopkins, Elad I. Levy

    18 Cerebral Revascularization for Giant Aneurysms of the Transitional Segment of the Internal Carotid Artery

    Jonathon J. Lebovitz, Jorge L. Eller, Justin M. Sweeney, Deanna Sasaki-Adams, Aneela Darbar, Sheri K. Palejwala, Anja-Maria Radon, Saleem I. Abdulrauf

    Part 4.Trauma

    19 Intracranial Hypertension

    Ryan Morton, Richard G. Ellenbogen

    20 Closed Head Injury

    Clifford M. Houseman, Shawn A. Belverud, Raj K. Narayan

    21 Penetrating Brain Injury

    Michael Cirivello, Randy S. Bell, Rocco A. Armonda

    22 Traumatic Skull and Facial Fractures

    Fred H. Geisler, Eduardo Rodriguez, Paul N. Manson

    Part 5.Spine

    23 Injuries to the Cervical Spine

    M. Yashar S. Kalani, Aristotelis S. Filippidis, Nicholas Theodore

    24 Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures

    Edward M. Marchan, George M. Ghobrial, James S. Harrop

    25 Intradural Extramedullary and Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors.

    Michaël Bruneau, Florence Lefranc, Danielle Balériaux, Jacques Brotchi

    26 Treatment of Spinal Metastatic Tumors

    Ilya Laufer, Marcella A. Madera, Daniel Sciubba, Ziya L. Gokaslan

    27 Spinal Cord Injury

    David W. Cadotte, Michael G. Fehlings

    28 Syringomyelia

    Spyros Sgouros

    29 Craniovertebral Junction: A Reappraisal

    Atul Goel

    30 Degenerative Spine Disease

    James K.C. Liu, Edward C. Benzel

    31 Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis

    David W. Polly, Jr., A. Noelle Larson (Part I)

    Frank Schwab, Benjamin Blondel, Virginie Lafage (Part II)

    32 Acute Nerve Injuries

    Lynda J-S Yang

    33 Entrapment Neuropathies

    Mikhail Gelfenbeyn, Henry Marsh

    Part 6.Tumors

    34 Low-Grade and High-Grade Gliomas

    Nader Sanai, Mitchel S. Berger

    35 Metastatic Brain Tumors

    Juanita M. Celix, Daniel L. Silbergeld

    36 Meningiomas

    Federico Landriel, Peter Black

    37 Tumors of the Pineal Region

    Christian Matula

    38 Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors

    Madjid Samii, Venelin M. Gerganov

    39 Craniopharyngiomas and Suprasellar Tumors

    Juraj Štenˇo

    40 Pituitary Tumors: Diagnosis and Management

    Carrie R. Muh, Nelson M. Oyesiku

    41 Endoscopic Approaches to Ventricular Tumors and Colloid Cysts

    Scott D. Wait, Charles Teo

    42 Microsurgical Approaches to the Ventricular System

    Timothy H. Lucas, II, Richard G. Ellenbogen

    43 Skull Base Approaches

    Salvatore Di Maio, Laligam N. Sekhar

    44 Endoscopic Approaches to Skull Base Lesions, Ventricular Tumors, and Cysts

    Nancy McLaughlin, Daniel M. Prevedello, Daniel Kelly, Ricardo L. Carrau, Amin B Kassam, Scott D. Wait, Charles Teo, Aneela Darbar, Sheri K. Palejwala

    Part 7.Radiosurgery

    45 Application of Current Radiation Delivery Systems and Radiobiology

    Jay Loeffler, Helen Shih, Melin Khandekar

    46 Radiosurgery of Central Nervous System Tumors

    Douglas Kondziolka, Ajay Niranjan, L. Dade Lunsford, John C. Flickinger

    47 Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Vascular Malformation

    Chun Po Yen, Chris Cifarelli, David Schlesinger, Jason P. Sheehan

    Part 8.Functional/Pain

    48 Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Gerald A. Grant, John D. Loeser

    49 Surgical Therapy for Pain

    Giovanni Broggi, Francesco Acerbi, Morgan Broggi, Giuseppe Messina

    50 Spasticity: Classification, Diagnosis, and Management

    Michael R. Levitt, Samuel R. Browd

    51 Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Jeffrey G. Ojemann, Carlo Giussani, Carlo Marras

    52 Extratemporal Procedures and Hemispherectomy for Epilepsy

    Gwyneth Hughes, William Bingaman

    53 Basic Principles of Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, and New Frontiers

    Alexander S. Taghva, Chima O. Oluigbo, Ali R. Rezai


    E44 Minimal Access Skull Base Approaches

    Paolo Cappabianca, Isabella Esposito, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Felice Esposito, Vita Stagno


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