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From The CriticsReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: This book describes the current techniques used in neurosurgical procedures with insight from experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to present classic and alternative approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgical procedures, their pitfalls, advantages, and drawbacks.
Audience: Neurosurgery residents, neuroradiologists, staff neurosurgeons, and practitioners are the main audience.
Features: Over 150 authors contribute 99 chapters in this book. Divided into 10 sections, this guide encompasses most aspects of operative neurosurgery, including cranial, functional, vascular, and peripheral nerve. The book has a unique approach and, besides excellent technique illustrations, provides a guide to the application of diverse approaches, alternatives, and bailout techniques in case of trouble. Each section also details pitfalls and opinions from leading experts on what to avoid, predict, and do in case of trouble. Overall, this is an excellent, practical guide for residents and practitioners who want to review complex topics in a short amount of time.
Assessment: With its streamlined overview of complex neurosurgical techniques, this is an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents, neurosurgical staff, and practitioners.