Duus' Topical Diagnosis in Neurology: Anatomy, Physiology, Signs, Symptoms / Edition 5

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The fifth edition of Duus' classic title  Topical Diagnosis in Neurology continues to provide a clear, integrated presentation of anatomy, function, and disorders of the central nervous system and serves as a quick reference for practitioners and trainees alike. It elucidates the neuroanatomical pathways that lead to specific clinical syndromes and demonstrates how solid anatomical knowledge combined with a thorough neurological examination can help localize a lesion and arrive at a diagnosis.

Features of the Fifth Edition:

  • A modern, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach to topical neurologic diagnosis, showing how knowledge of basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology can be applied in the clinical setting
  • An enlarged page design that showcases more than 400 detailed anatomic illustrations including CT and MRI images of the highest quality
  • A logical, thematic structure, with useful summaries at the beginning of each chapter and color-coded section headings that enable readers to distinguish between neuroanatomical and clinical material at-a-glance
  • A collection of updated case studies, state-of-the-art imaging examples, and a new introduction to the principle components of the nervous system
  • A wide range of study aids and clinical correlations that support the emphasis on integrative medicine in the current medical school curriculum

Topical Diagnosis in Neurology, Fifth Edition is an ideal reference for neurologists and neuroscientists who correlate neurologic diseases to anatomic location to complete a diagnosis or understand a clinical syndrome. It is also an essential tool for trainees and advanced students who need a solid grounding in key neurofunctional relationships.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Katherine Riordan, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This thorough neuroanatomy book incorporates clinical cases and didactics to enhance learning. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an in-depth discussion of neuroanatomy with brief clinical correlations.
Audience: The book is targeted at advanced neurology students or physicians wishing to brush up on their neuroanatomy education. It gives brief overviews of clinically relevant information as well, but this is not its focus.
Features: Topics in neuroanatomy are broken down by functional groupings that are standard for most neurology books. For example, anatomical structures and systems responsible for eye movements are covered in one chapter while the various functions of the basal ganglia are covered in another. Anatomical information is correlated with expected clinical deficits localizing from various structures and systems. There are many helpful and easy to understand illustrations, which are critical to neuroanatomy books.
Assessment: This book provides high quality information on neuroanatomical systems. This is a difficult subject that warrants a separate text to complement the more clinically oriented books. The basics of neuroanatomy have not changed much since the prior edition, but the authors feel they have incorporated feedback from readers with this new edition in order to improve the information delivery.
From the Publisher

What has been wholly preserved [in this edition], thankfully, is this classic text's approach to teaching neuroanatomy through an integrated presentation of the anatomy, function, and clinical relevance of the regions and pathways of the central nervous system. Such an approach provides readers with a variety of ways to become more familiar with a subject that is often complex and known to inspire both admiration and dread. ...The book's dimensions do make it more inviting to open and leaf through, and its relatively small price is similarly inviting. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking greater familiarity with neuroanatomy and with the anatomical localization of neurological signs and symptoms.--Journal of Neurosurgery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783136128053
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,201,305
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Hertie Senior Research Professor for Neuroscience and Chairman Department of Structural Neurobiology, Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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Table of Contents

1 Elements of the nervous system 2
2 Somatosensory system 18
3 Motor system 56
4 Brainstem 116
5 Cerebellum 240
6 Diencephalon and autonomic nervous system 260
7 Limbic system 312
8 Basal ganglia 330
9 Cerebrum 350
10 Coverings of the brain and spinal cord; cerebrospinal fluid and ventricular system 402
11 Blood supply and vascular disorders of the central nervous system 418
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