The Teaching Files: Brain and Spine - 1st Edition

The Teaching Files: Brain and Spine

1st Edition

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Authors: Girish Fatterpekar Thomas Naidich Peter Som
Imprint: Saunders


Practical and clinically focused, Brain and Spine Imaging - a title in the Teaching Files Series - provides you with over 300 interesting and well-presented cases to help you better diagnose any disease of the brain and spine. Expert in the field, Dr. Girish Fatterpekar, MD uses a logical organization throughout, making referencing difficult diagnoses easier than ever before. Detailed discussions of today's modalities and technologies keep you up to date, and challenging diagnostic questions probe your knowledge of the material. This unique, case-based resource offers you an ideal way to sharpen your diagnostic skills and study for board exams. And, with Expert Consult functionality, you'll have convenient access to the full text online, all of the book's illustrations, additional cases and images, and links to PubMed at

Key Features

  • Get expert, practical guidance from over 300 cases, and brief but thorough descriptions of findings that help you make review easier than ever before.
  • Conveniently reference the full text anytime, anywhere online at, including all of the book's illustrations and links to Medline.
  • Test your knowledge by turning image labels on and off.
  • Stay current with the most up-to-date radiologic modalities and technologies.
  • Provides brief but thorough descriptions of findings putting the information you need at your fingertips.
  • Expand your knowledge with references to the most important sources on specific topics of interest.
  • Find key information quickly and easily thanks to consistently formatted chapters that include Demographics/Clinical History; Findings; Discussion; Characteristic/Clinical Features; Radiologic Findings; Primary Differential Diagnosis; and Suggested Readings.
  • See how to resolve challenging diagnostic questions by reviewing discussions of similar cases.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Brain

Section 1 Disorders of Brain Development

Subsection 1.1 Disorders of Neural Tube Closure and Diverticulation

1 Anencephaly

2 Cephalocele

3 Atretic Cephalocele

4 Holoprosencephaly

Subsection 1.2 Disorders of Corpus Callosum and Septum Pellucidum

5 Agenesis of Corpus Callosum

6 Septo-optic Dysplasia

7 Cavum Septi Pellucidi and Cavum Vergae

Subsection 1.3 Disorders of Neuronal Migration

8 Lissencephaly

9 Polymicrogyria

10 Gray Matter Heterotopia

11 Schizencephaly

Subsection 1.4 Chiari Malformation

12 Chiari I Malformation

13 Chiari II Malformation

Subsection 1.5 Disorders of the Posterior Fossa

14 Rhombencephalosynapsis

15 Joubert Malformation

16 Dandy-Walker Malformation

17 Mega Cisterna Magna

Subsection 1.6 Disorders of the Pituitary Gland

18 Pituitary Aplasia

19 Pituitary Duplication

20 Posterior Pituitary Ectopia

Subsection 1.7 Miscellaneous Disorders

21 Persistent Open Anterior Fontanelle

22 Porencephaly

23 Hydranencephaly

24 Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Section 2 Disorders of the Perinatal Period

25 Cephalhematoma

26 Caput Succedaneum and Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage

27 Periventricular Leukomalacia

28 Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

29 Kernicterus

30 TORCH infections

Section 3 Metabolic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of Childhood

Subsection 3.1 Gray Matter Disorders

31 Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

32 Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

Subsection 3.2 White Matter Disorders

33 Alexander’s Disease

34 Canavan Disease

35 Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease

Subsection 3.3 Inborn Errors of Intermediary Meta


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About the Author

Girish Fatterpekar

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, Section Neuroradiology, New York, New York

Thomas Naidich

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology; Professor of Neurosurgery; Director of Neuroradiology, Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neuroscience Professor (Neuroimaging), Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, US

Peter Som

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Radiation Oncology; Chief of Head and Neck Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY