Principles of Neurological Surgery

3rd Edition

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Authors: Richard Ellenbogen Laligam Sekhar
Print ISBN: 9781437707014
eBook ISBN: 9780323246187
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 12th April 2012
Page Count: 848


Principles of Neurological Surgery, 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, including neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position and incisions. No other source does such an effective job of preparing you for this challenging field!

Key Features

  • Get comprehensive coverage 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.
  • Gain a clear visual understanding from over 1,200 outstanding illustrations—half in full color—including many superb clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, and at-a-glance tables.
  • Apply best practices in neuroimaging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery.

Table of Contents

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, Warr


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About the Author

Richard Ellenbogen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Laligam Sekhar

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chairman, William Joseph Leedom and Bennett Bigelow Professor, Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA