Pediatric neurosurgery is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges. Further, the field is rapidly progressing with advancements in neurodiagnostic imaging and surgical instrumentation, as well as an expanding knowledge of the molecular and genetic bases underlying many neurosurgical disorders. While this book’s primary focus is on how to achieve technical excellence in the OR, this is a remarkably personal book about the art of pediatric neurosurgery. In it you will find wisdom gained from decades of experience. Read this book, use the knowledge you gain from it, and you will become a safer, more skillful neurosurgeon. Special Features: More than 800 stunning, full-color illustrations Online access to videos in which experts from all over the world demonstrate the operative nuances and techniques that help surgeons get patients safely in and out of the OR Written by master surgeons from 10 countries who share a wealth of insightful wisdom garnered from years of experience, refinement of surgical techniques, and development of numerous innovations Surgical pearls, operative nuances, procedural modifications, and techniques for avoiding and dealing with pitfalls This state-of-the-art volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that reveals invaluable tricks of the trade. It is an essential resource for pediatric and general neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents and fellows.
Tricks of the Trade
Author: Alan R. Cohen
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves presents core surgical procedures in a concise, highly didactic format, enabling surgeons to quickly grasp their essence from the bulleted text and superb illustrations that accompany them. Expert neurosurgeons specializing in the spine and peripheral nerves describe how they perform common procedures and offer surgical tips and pearls. Key Features: Distills a wealth of information in a concise, step-by-step format, making it easy for neurosurgeons and other spine specialists to review how procedures are performed Includes more than 100 procedures focusing on the spine and peripheral nerves, each accompanied by high-quality, original illustrations Presents all procedures using a consistent outline and covers topics in either a pathology-based or an approach-based manner Surgeons at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners needing a quick refresher, will find this book and its companion volume, Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Cranial, to be invaluable resources throughout their surgical careers. This book has been developed from Thieme eNeurosurgery, the worlds most comprehensive neurosurgical resource online. For a free trial, go to: http://thieme.com/eneurotrial
Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Author: Remi Nader,Scott C Berta,Cristian Gragnaniello
Both a theoretic text book and a descriptive atlas, this standard reference in the field presents the individual steps of each surgical procedure. It represents the current perspective in the management of the child`s nervous system and discusses at great length the individual pathological entities which may be treated surgically. Numerous illustrations highlight both the operative technique and theoretic principles sections of the book, whereas the neuroimages are used in the theoretic principle section - accentuating the correlation of imaging with surgical planning and decision making. Recent world literature has been systematically reviewed, analysing critically different perspectives.
Theoretical Principles — Art of Surgical Techniques
Author: Anthony J. Raimondi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Written by internationally recognized authorities in pediatric epilepsy surgery, this cutting-edge book provides essential information about the preoperative assessment of and surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy in children. The book opens with an overview of pediatric epilepsy followed by four main sections detailing preoperative assessment, surgical approaches and techniques, outcomes, and recent promising advances. The authors present numerous approaches for managing temporal lobe epilepsy and extratemporal lobe epilepsy and guide clinicians through various surgical techniques for hemispherectomy, disconnection procedures, neuromodulation, and more.Highlights: Complete coverage of the selection of surgical candidates, including young patients with congenital or early lesions Detailed discussion of the latest surgical techniques such as hippocampal transection, cortical and deep brain stimulation and radiosurgery Comprehensive presentation of all major hemispherectomy and hemispherotomy techniques More than 100 illustrations, including 85 in full-color, to elucidate key concepts Ideal for pediatric neurosurgeons, epilepsy surgeons and pediatric epileptologists, this authoritative text is also a valuable reference for clinicians, residents, and fellows in neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology with an interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery.
Preoperative Assessment and Surgical Treatment
Author: Oguz Cataltepe,George I. Jallo
This book presents the latest management techniques for pediatric neurosurgical disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice. In this edition, chapters are organized into separate sections including cerebral disorders, spinal disorders, neoplasms, trauma, cerebrovascular disease, functional disorders, and infectious disorders. Each chapter describes the diagnostic studies, pathology and pathobiology, indications for surgery, treatment alternatives, prognostic factors and outcomes.Features of the second edition: Commentaries at the end of each chapter provide insights from the senior editors Pearls identify critical steps in management More than 850 high-quality images demonstrate disease pathology and surgical approaches and techniques Easy-to-read tables synthesize key clinical concepts New chapters cover ethical issues in pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery in developing countries, and in utero neurosurgery This comprehensive book is a must-have reference for all neurosurgeons, and specialists and residents in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.
Author: A. Leland Albright,Ian F. Pollack,P. David Adelson
Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery provides step-by-step guidance to help you effectively manage the full range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical disorders. Drs. Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, and Peter Black offer their expertise and experience in consistent chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks, and more for each procedure. With access to the full text and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results. Master each technique by watching step-by-step videos online at www.expertconsult.com, and access the book’s complete text and illustrations. Find information easily with consistent chapters that include indications and contraindications, common pitfalls, bailout options, and tips and tricks from the experts for each procedure. Apply the expertise and experience of the world’s leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery.
Expert Consult - Online
Author: Rahul Jandial,Paul McCormick,Peter M Black
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
An essential backpack-size resource on the treatment of pediatric neurological conditions Pediatric neurosurgery has witnessed considerable technological advances, resulting in more efficacious outcomes for young patients with hydrocephalus, epilepsy, brain tumors, spinal deformities, and a host of other conditions. The art of pediatric neurosurgery is a delicate balancing act--taking into account child and parents and emotional and disease challenges. As such, the management of serious neurological conditions in pediatric patients must encompass the big picture in addition to treating underlying pathologies. Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery by George Jallo, Karl Kothbauer, and Violette Recinos covers the full depth and breadth of this uniquely rewarding subspecialty including congenital, developmental, and acquired disorders. The latest information is provided on anatomy, radiological imaging, and principles guiding the surgical and nonsurgical management of a full spectrum of neurological pathologies impacting infants and children. The book is divided into 11 sections and 56 chapters with state-of-the-art procedures, best practices, and clinical pearls from top pediatric neurosurgeons. Key Features Cranial disorders including Chiari malformations, encephaloceles, Dandy-Walker malformation, and craniosynostosis Benign and malignant tumors--from the hypothalamus and optic pathways to the brainstem and spinal column Spinal abnormalities such as spina bifida, tethered cord, and scoliosis Clinical questions and answers at the end of chapters--ideal for self-testing and exam prep Comprehensive and compact, this is the perfect backpack reference for neurosurgery residents and pediatric neurosurgery fellows to carry on rounds. It is also a must-have resource for seasoned pediatric neurosurgeons and all practitioners entrusted with the neurological care of pediatric patients.
Author: George I. Jallo,Karl Kothbauer,Violette Recinos
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Provide the best care for young patients with this essential reference. - Sharpen your practice with a guided approach to pathophysiology, history taking, physical examinations, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnoses, and treatment options. - Keep a comprehensive review of common pediatric emergencies at your fingertips. Find what you need quickly and easily in clear, bulleted points. - Sharpen your readiness for board exams with this valuable supplemental resource. This high-yield resource provides residents and physicians with a powerful tool to help diagnose and treat the most common pediatric emergencies. Whether you’re a clinician staying current with the latest information or a resident studying for your board exams, Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine will help you stay on top of your field. Sections include: General Assessment and Management; Acute Presentations; Cardiac Emergencies; Neurologic Emergencies; Respiratory Emergencies; Musculoskeletal Emergencies; Endocrine Emergencies; Hematology/Oncology Emergencies; Rheumatological Emergencies; Infectious Disease Emergencies; Ophthalmology Emergencies; Dermatology Emergencies; Otorhinolaryngology Emergencies; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Neonatal Emergencies; Genitourinary Emergencies; Renal Emergencies; Trauma; Toxicology; and Environmental Emergencies.
Author: Dr. Rahim Valani
Publisher: Brush Education
Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade is a practical reference that includes core procedures used in the growing neurointerventional subspecialty. The step-by-step, concise presentation of procedures along with original line drawings and high-quality images concisely distill a wealth of information, making it easy for both novice and expert neurointerventionists to review how procedures are performed. The book includes over 50 specific procedures as well as important chapters on access points, physiological testing, and pharmacology in the endovascular suite. Key Features: Written by leading experts in neurointerventional practice Strong emphasis on complication avoidance throughout the text Covers both basic and more complex neuroendovascular procedures Appendices are rich with information on catheters, presented in an easy-to-access tabular format, as well as important guidance on intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring as it applies to neurointerventional procedures Neurosurgeons and neurointerventionists at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners needing a quick refresher, will find this book to be an invaluable resource that they will consult frequently in clinical practice.
Tricks of the Trade
Author: Fernando L. Gonzalez,Felipe C. Albuquerque,Cameron G. McDougall
Shunt: a mechanism which bypasses/diverts accumulations of fluid to an absorbing or excreting system. Though the shunt operation is the most common neurosurgical procedure performed, it has a high failure rate (one year averaged a 30% failure rate). A problem is the lack of understanding and lack of knowledge, by neurosurgeons, of basic fluid dynamics and internal workings of the shunts themselves. They simply use "what they were trained on" without the benefit of an objective guide to the best shunts and why they are superior to others. As the author states, their only other source of information comes from biased manufacturer's representatives. The Shunt Book fills a void in the literature by presenting basic information on types of shunts and their functions, thus allowing neurosurgeons to rationally select shunt equipment and understand their mechanical effects. This inexpensive and easily accessible handbook offers chapters on fluid dynamics, internal mechanisms of shunts, types of shunts available, alternative devices and how to measure shunt effectiveness. This volume discusses How shunts work, How shunts fail, Alternatives to shunts, and Measuring implanted shunt performance.
Author: James M Drake,C. Sainte Rose
Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain presents the current information on how to manage diseases and disorders of the brain. Ideal as a reference for review in preparation for surgery, this atlas features succinct discussion of pathology and etiology that helps the reader gain a firm understanding of the underlying disease and conditions. The authors provide step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques, clearly delineating the indications and contraindications, the goals, the operative preparation and anesthesia, and postoperative management. Common complications of techniques are also emphasized. Over 900 illustrations aid the rapid comprehension of the surgical procedures described in the text.Highlights: Clear descriptions of the surgical management of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, occlusive and hemorrhagic vascular diseases, tumors, lesions, pain disorders, trauma, infections, and more Detailed discussion of disease pathology, etiology, and differential diagnosis Concise outlines of indications, contraindications, as well as advantages and disadvantages of each technique illuminate the rationale behind surgical management More than 900 illustrations, including 684 in full-color, demonstrate key concepts Sections on the latest techniques in stereotactic and minimally invasive surgery This companion volume to Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves is an essential reference for all neurosurgeons and residents seeking the current information on state-of-the-art techniques in brain surgery.
Author: Laligam N. Sekhar,Richard Glenn Fessler
In this quick, easy-to-access reference, a top team of orthopedic surgeons share their tricks and techniques for performing a wide range of foot and ankle surgeries. This concise book discusses 35 different procedures for the foot and ankle, covering everything from hind foot alignment and hallux varus to metatarsal phalangeal fusion and adult flatfoot syndrome. For each operation, you'll find notes, clear and simplified drawings, tips, and pitfalls, all designed to make even the most challenging surgery seem easy. Special benefits:- Simplifies all concepts with succinct, to-the-point text- Annotated drawings allow you to grasp the procedure at a glance- Pitfalls describe typical problems and strategies for avoiding them- Guidelines help explain procedures to patients and obtain informed consentHere is the valuable text all orthopedists, podiatrists, and residents who perform foot and ankle procedures need to expand their surgical armamentarium.
Tricks of the Trade
Author: Frederick G. Lippert,Sigvard T. Hansen
Author: Konstantinos Fountas
Author: Setti S. Rengachary
Category: Nervous system
The Insider's Guide to Acing the Neurology Boards-- Written by Physicians Who Passed! Apply the proven First Aid formula for Neurology Board success! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a nice, concise review of high-yield neurology and psychiatry topics focused on preparing for neurology board examinations. It can easily be read or reviewed in a short period of time, and the tables and graphics are also helpful. 4 Stars."--Doody's Review Service First Aid for the Neurology Boards is a unique guide for success on the Neurology Boards, in-training exams, and recertification. You will find hundreds of frequently-tested facts based on feedback from students who just passed the exam along with mini-cases essential for oral board preparation.The books is written by recent test-takers and reviewed by top faculty so you know you are studying the most up-to-date, relevant information possible. Features Hundreds of high-yield facts, mnenomics, clinical images, and summary tables help you ace the boards and in-service exams Covers must-know neurology AND psychiatry topics in one complete volume Written by recent, successful test-takers and reviewed by faculty so you know you're studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible Integrated mini-cases highlight frequently tested scenarios and classic patient presentations Great for in-service and board exams and the perfect refresher before recertification The Content You Need to Excel on the Boards: Guide to the ABPN Examination, Neurology Topics: Neuroanatomy, Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache and Pain, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalomology and Neuro-otology, Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Neurological Infections, Neuromuscular Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurogenetics, Seizures, Epilepsy, and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatry Topics: Substance Abuse and Dependence, Delirium, Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Primary Psychotic Disorders. Visit www.FirstAidfortheBoards.com and www.FirstAidTeam.com
Author: Michael Rafii,Thomas Cochrane
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Crossing the boundaries of classically delineated medical and surgical specialties including neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology uses advanced neuroimaging combined with endovascular techniques to guide catheters and devices through blood vessels to treat disease involving structures of the head, neck, and central nervous system. Through the combination of the latest imaging modalities and microdevice delivery, interventional neuroradiologic techniques are currently revolutionizing therapy of many of the most common neurological and neurosurgical disorders. These advances now provide noninvasive treatment for many disorders that were previously treated only with open surgical techniques, and make treatments possible for many patients - who until recently would have had no acceptable therapeutic options.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Robert W. Hurst,Robert H. Rosenwasser
Publisher: CRC Press
Specifically designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting, Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery is a concise surgical guide that gives readers the essential tools needed to successfully perform spine surgery. It provides a distinctive view of complex spinal anatomy that facilitates a better understanding of the subtleties of both open and technically demanding minimally invasive spine procedures. Key Features: An introductory chapter on patient positioning covers the basics for common cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures Detailed illustrations with unique anatomical overlays are provided for each step in a surgical procedure The procedures included represent most of those encountered in a typical spine surgery practice Tips and Pearls before you begin, key steps with visuals, and Potential Pitfalls are included for each procedure This atlas will serve as a valuable resource to orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical trainees as well as physician assistants, surgical nurses, and all those involved in the operative care of patients undergoing spine surgery.
Author: Kern Singh,Alexander R. Vaccaro
Written by one of the world's foremost authorities, this beautifully illustrated surgical atlas is a case-based presentation of the management of distal radius fractures. Each chapter offers a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of a specific fracture, including possible complications and how to prevent them, using detailed photographs and illustrations. The cases are accompanied by high-quality operative video to complete the surgical picture. Special emphasis throughout focuses on avoiding pitfalls and using special techniques to optimize outcomes. Key Highlights Nearly 700 illustrations and intraoperative photographs guide the reader through procedures. Operative video for all chapters, narrated by the author, including detailed explanations and rationale for each maneuver. A focus on the "how" of surgical technique (rather than the "why") keeps attention on the necessary steps, tools, and procedures to address a specific type of fracture. Real cases, presented from beginning to end, cover all of the difficult aspects of fracture management. Francisco del Piñal is considered to be among the world's best hand surgeons. His contributions in arthroscopic surgery techniques for wrist fractures are endorsed and used internationally. This book, written for hand surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons, provides essential insight to specialists and subspecialists alike.
Author: Francisco del Piñal