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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Cerebral revascularization has been performed for many neurovascular conditions for many years. As the field of neurovascular surgery has matured, scientific determination and indication have defined the field further to allow performance of such surgeries in a more controlled environment. This book reflects this progression.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe and update the literature with the current techniques and methods for cerebral revascularization.
Audience: Neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neurosurgeons/neurologists/neuroradiologists, and involved professionals are the main target audience. All of the 40 authors are leading experts in the field.
Features: Divided into five different sections, this book covers all aspects of cerebral revascularization, including the anatomy, neurological critical care aspects, surgical techniques, and endovascular methods. Throughout, the book stresses the true indications for endovascular and surgical procedures and most relate to periprocedural risks, feasibility, technical difficulty, and long-term patency. The authors' personal experiences play a pivotal role in the process and they are extensively explained throughout the book. The illustrations are superb, the charts self-explanatory, and the references up-to-date to the time of publication.
Assessment: This is a superb contemporary overview of cerebral revascularization techniques that remains unbiased despite current controversies in this area.