Key Features

  • The complete management of patients with head and neck trauma, from the accident scene through to rehabilitation
  • Safe, practical tips to assist the non-neurosurgeon in managing head injuries and preventing secondary brain injury—a major concern for emergency and pre-hospital medical personnel
  • All aspects of neck trauma covered, including the management of cervical spine injury
  • Detailed discussion of topics such as the classification of brain injury, concussion in sport, head injuries in children and the elderly, penetrating head injuries and the prognosis of head injury
  • The operative surgery of head and neck trauma outlined for the non-surgeon
  • Contributions from a wide range of specialists, both from Australia and overseas
  • Integration of neurosurgery with ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology and spinal orthopaedics
  • Basic principles of relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, each covered in a separate chapter

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Epidemiology

Chapter 2: Anatomy

Chapter 3: Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury

Chapter 4: Pre-hospital management

Chapter 5: Emergency room management

Chapter 6: Spine injury

Chapter 7: Vascular injury

Chapter 8: Operative surgery

Chapter 9: Intensive care management of head injury

Chapter 10: Ward care of the head-injured patient

Chapter 11: Rehabilitation of head injury patients: issues in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury

Chapter 12: Head injury in children

Chapter 13: Head injury in the elderly

Chapter 14: Head injury in sport

Chapter 15: Penetrating head injury

Chapter 16: Bleeding diathesis and anticoagulants

Chapter 17: Neurotrauma in pregnancy

Chapter 18: Brain death

Chapter 19: Prolonged post coma unresponsiveness (the persistent vegetative state) and minimally responsive state post head injury

Chapter 20: Prediction of outcome and the prognosis of head injury

Chapter 21: Prevention of head injury and trauma systems

Appendices, including evidence-based guidelines


© 2012
Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Jeffrey Rosenfeld

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Monash University, Central Clinical School Director, Department of Neurosurgery The Alfred Centre