Neurosurgery / Edition 3

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Essential Neurosurgery provides a comprehensive introduction to neurosurgery for junior surgical trainees and medical students. The book concentrates on the principles of neurosurgical diagnosis and management of the more common central nervous system problems, including an understanding of neurology and the pathological basis of neurological disease. There is also coverage of neurosurgical techniques and postoperative patient management. This new edition brings the text fully up to date and includes many of the biological and technological advances made in the field of neurosurgery that have improved surgical possibilities and patient outcomes.

Covers neurological assessment & examination, subarachnoid hemorrage, spinal cord compression, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"What it lacks in colour, it more than makes up with some fantastic diagrams, pictures and scans showing the important pathology of a number of core problems. It guides the reader from clinical presentation all the way through to postoperative care. Definitely worth a look."

- Black Bag. Bristol Medical School Magazine. Winter 2005

Review quotations from the previous edition

‘flowing and well highlighted text keeps the reader interested in the subject’
British Journal of Neurosurgery

‘an excellent text…well organised and clearly set out’
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405116411
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Essentials Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,412,617
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Andrew H. Kaye, MBBS MD FRACS
James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, which is the official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and the Australian Association of Neurologists.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition vii

Preface to the first edition ix

1 Neurological assessment and examination 1

2 Neurosurgical investigations 14

3 Raised intracranial pressure and hydrocephalus 27

4 Head injuries 40

5 Traumatic intracranial haematomas 56

6 Brain tumours 64

7 Benign brain tumours 93

8 Pituitary tumours 109

9 Subarachnoid haemorrhage 125

10 Stroke 140
Stephen M. Davis MD FRACP

11 Developmental abnormalities 158

12 Infections of the central nervous system 170

13 Low back pain and leg pain 185

14 Cervical disc disease and cervical spondylosis 197

15 Spinal cord compression 206

16 Spinal injuries 225

17 Peripheral nerve entrapments injuries and tumours 234

18 Facial pain and hemifacial spasm 248

19 Pain—neurosurgical management 254

20 Movement disorders—neurosurgical aspects 263

21 Epilepsy and its neurosurgical aspects 269
Christine Kilpatrick MD FRACP

Index 281

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