Lasers in Neurosurgery / Edition 1

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'The book is well written and readable and presents important data on both the biological and clinical applications of laser. The bibliography is particularly rich. In short, this book is highly commendable for both the young neurosurgeon who will come across important information and the skilled neurosurgeon who will appreciate learning a new way to perform neurological surgery.'
Child's Nervous System, 6/3, 1990
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898389661
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/1988
  • Series: Foundations of Neurological Surgery Series, #1
  • Edition description: 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND.- 1. The History of Lasers in Neurosurgery.- 2. Laser Types.- 3. Fundamentals of Laser Physics.- 4. The Interaction of Laser Light with Neural Tissue.- II. Intracranial Applications.- 5. Benign Supratentorial Tumors.- 6. Laser Surgery for Intracranial Glial Tumors.- 7. Tumors of the Posterior Fossa and Skull Base in Adults.- 8. Using Lasers in Pediatric Neurosurgery.- 9. Stereotactic Laser Resection of Deep-Seated Tumors.- III. Spinal Applications.- 10. The Use of the Laser in the Operative Management of Intraspinal Tumors.- 11. Laser in Pain Management.- IV. Other Uses.- 12. Laser Surgery in Congenital Abnormalities.- 13. Neurosurgical Applications of the Nd: YAG Laser for Vascular Lesions.- V. Experimental Techniques.- 14. Investigational Applications.

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