Neuropathology and Neuroradiology: A Review

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Making an accurate diagnosis is often as much of an art as a science. This valuable book will help you become more confident in the diagnostic and treatment decisions you make every day. Adapted from Jonathan Citow's acclaimed Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review, it gives you the information you need to stay current on the latest developments in the rapidly advancing fields of neuroradiology and neuropathology.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from nervous system development, perinatal brain injuries, oncology, and phakomatoses (neurocutaneous diseases) to congenital metabolic diseases, spinal lesions, and skull diseases — and it points to the methodology for achieving the most accurate diagnosis in even the most unusual cases.

Special Features:

  • Over 350 high-quality pathologic slides and radiographic images, many in full-color
  • An examination of the key histochemical and other staining methods that assist in categorizing pathologic processes
  • A discussion of new radiologic studies (e.g. PET scans, SPECT scans, and CT angiography) that help you in management decisions
  • Updates on rapidly evolving research and clinical advances

This book is valuable for students, residents, and specialists who need to stay up-to-date in these evolving areas. It provides the most relevant information in a clear, easy-to-use, and targeted format.

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Editorial Reviews

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Unique...excellent study guide option for those preparing for board examinations...numerous pathological slides and radiographic images to assist in improving diagnostic abilities...residents are deeply indebted to Citow and colleagues for their endeavors in creating this excellent revision material for board preparation. —Journal of NeurosurgeryA collection of approximately 350 illustrations....signs and symptoms are listed for many of the syndromes...very useful to a medical student or resident preparing for a multiple choice examination...complements textbooks with a more systematic, clinical approach. —The Canadian Journal of Neurological Science'The book is beautifully presented. . .attractive and effective style. . .radiographers and radiation therapists will find the book extremely relevant to their practice. . .DSA images are of a high standard. . .I have no hesitation in recommending this book to practitioners and academics. Radiographers and radiation therapists undertaking higher degress will find the book particularly useful. It deserves a wide audience.' —The Radiographer'The text is short, factual, and to the point. . .if you are neurosurgeon in training cramming for an examination, this is the book for you.' -RAD Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588900555
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 6/15/2001
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,511,452
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
I. General Neuropathology 1
II. Glial Cell Response to Injury 2
III. Nervous System Development 3
IV. Developmental Pathology 5
V. Perinatal Brain Injuries 19
VI. Infectious Diseases 21
VII. Infectious Pathogens 25
VIII. Oncology 46
IX. Differential Diagnosis by Location 108
X. Phakomatoses (Neurocutaneous Diseases) 118
XI. Intoxications and Drugs 124
XII. Chemotherapy 128
XIII. Metal Toxicities 129
XIV. Vitamin Deficiencies 129
XV. Acquired Metabolic Diseases 131
XVI. Congenital Metabolic Diseases 133
XVII. Degenerative Diseases 138
XVIII. Demyelinating Diseases 143
XIX. Ischemia and Hypoxia 146
XX. Vascular Diseases 148
XXI. CNS Trauma 178
XXII. Skull Diseases 184
XXIII. Developmental Spinal Lesions 184
XXIV. Spinal Tumors 188
XXV. Spinal Vascular Diseases 195
XXVI. Spinal Infections 198
XXVII. Spinal Inflammatory Diseases 200
XXVIII. Spinal Degenerative Diseases 205
XXIX. Spinal Trauma 210
XXX. Peripheral Nerve Disorders 215
XXXI. Neuromuscular Junction Diseases 222
XXXII. Muscle Diseases 223
Glossary 229
Figure Acknowledgments 235
Index 237
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