Description: Most of the development in interventional neuroradiology occurred in the 1960s and beyond with the pioneering work of Lussenhop, Ashkenasi, Molcho, Serbinenko, Debrun, Moret, Lasjaunias, Berenstein, and other radiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists. The rapid progression of the field led to establishment of standards of practice and procedural indications. Compilation of these concepts is pivotal for practitioners.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to address the anatomy, imaging, and technical standards in current interventional neuroradiology.
Audience: Interventional neuroradiologists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists, are the main audience. The editors have been part of development of the field and the authors are leading authorities.
Features: As opposed to the classic Surgical Neuroangiography volumes published by Springer, this book is a more concise approach to neuroendovascular techniques. It is almost like a surgical manual for interventional neuroradiologists, since it addresses the anatomy; "dangerous anastomoses" between the external/internal, vertebral/internal, external/vertebral systems; approaches and techniques for embolization of aneurysms; treatment of acute strokes; and disorders of the vertebral bodies. The language is more direct, the illustrations precise, and the references comprehensive. In my view, it is a book without shortcomings that complements major neuroendovascular textbooks, since it allows for a more rapid reference to current clinical and interventional concerns.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to radiological, neurological, and neurosurgical libraries. It is well worth its price.