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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Management of intracranial aneurysms has gone from periods of merely clinical description, to observation, to clipping, followed by neuroendovascular techniques, and now, a combination of multiple techniques. Summarizing all the developments in the management of intracranial aneurysms is the objective of this book.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the management of intracranial aneurysms and present insights into the history of each of the developments. These worthy objectives are achieved by the authors.
Audience: Neurosurgeons comprise the main audience for this book.
Features: Over 100 authors contribute 63 chapters. The book starts with an original insight into the history of management of intracranial aneurysms and progresses to the details of the management of specific aneurysmatic conformations, the differences in clips, and the new neuroendovascular techniques. The pictures are up-to-date and precisely reflect the text, which is written in a simple yet comprehensive manner. There are no particular shortcomings in this book, except that the topic may already be covered well in other books.
Assessment: This is a good purchase for any neuroscience library for its comparison of the new to the historic presentation of intracranial aneurysms. It is worthwhile for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other professionals directly or indirectly involved in the management of intracranial aneurysms.