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Intracranial Epidural Bleeding - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128121597, 9780128122396

Intracranial Epidural Bleeding

1st Edition

History, Management, and Pathophysiology

Author: Jeremy Ganz
Paperback ISBN: 9780128121597
eBook ISBN: 9780128122396
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th November 2017
Page Count: 238
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Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management, and Pathophysiology examines the history of the concepts underlying the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding. The pathophysiology of epidural bleeding was examined in two PhD theses in the 1980s, with the results published in top international journals. However, these concepts have not been understood by the general neurosurgical community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of how epidural bleeding actually works. It can be used to help improve the interpretation of images during management, and to assess degrees of urgency. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurologists, cerebrovascular physiologists, trauma surgeons, and medical historians.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding
  • Helps to improve the interpretation of images during management, and in assessing degrees of urgency
  • Includes a comprehensive historical review of the understanding of epidural bleeding over time


Neurosurgeons, neurologists, surgical trainees, trauma surgeons, and medical historians

Table of Contents

Section I. Epidural Haematoma – Relevant Basic Knowledge
1. Introduction

Section II. History of Brain Trauma Management
2. Ancient World – Before Brain Anatomy
3. Ancient World – Developing Knowledge
4. From Ancient Times to the Seventeenth Century
5. The Renaissance
6. The Seventeenth Century
7. The Eighteenth Century
8. The Nineteenth Century
9. The Twentieth Century

Section III. Intermediate Summary
10. Historical Summary
11. The Lucid Interval

Section IV. Pathophysiology
12. Developing Notions of Pathophysiology
13. Intracranial Vascular Dynamics
14. Factors affecting the Formation of Epidural Hematomas
15. Intracranial Effects of Epidural Bleeding
16. Terminal Changes in Epidural Bleeding
17. Status Quo Vadis


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About the Author

Jeremy Ganz

Born 1943. Educated Craig y nos preparatory school Swansea, Ellesmere College, St. John's College Cambridge and St. Thomas's Hospital London. Trained in neurosurgery at Queen Square London, Frenchay Hospital Bristol and the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Practised as a neurosurgeon in Bergen from 1979 to 1993 and again from 2007 to 2010, when he retired. Between 1985 and 1990 undertook the work in Oslo which formed the basis for a doctoral thesis on intracranial epidural bleeding. Between 1993 and and 2001 travelled the world teaching Gamma Knife neurosurgery and from 2001 to 2007 was the medical director of the Gamma Knife Center in Cairo. Since retirement in 2010 had one year teaching neurology to undergraduate medical students in Shantou in China. Since 2011 has been engaged in researching and publishing papers on neurosurgical history.

Affiliations and Expertise

(Retired) Department of Neurosurgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway


Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management and Pathophysiology by Dr. Jeremy C. Ganz provides readers with a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of epidural bleeding from a historical perspective…Young trainees to experienced practitioners will find value in reviewing the fundamental principles of intracranial physiology and pathophysiology, particularly from a historical perspective. We applaud the author for his devotion to a fundamental neurosurgical problem as well as elegantly outlining the historical contributions of many who contributed to its understanding. The text is clear and concise and is an important contribution to the neurosurgical literature.

~ William J. Mack, WORLD NEUROSURGERY 123: 7, MARCH 2019

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