Operative Neurosurgical Anatomy

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This book presents neurosurgical anatomy by detailing approaches on cadavers in the same position patients would be placed in during a real operative procedure. Anatomy is described in:

  • all commonly used cranial and cranial base approaches
  • anterior, posterior, anterolateral and posterolateral approaches to all segments of the spine
  • all commonly performed procedures on peripheral nerves
  • endoscopic approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgery

Stresses the understanding of the anatomy rather than the performance of the procedure.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
. . . comprehensive overview . . . We applaud the authors' goal of describing relevant microsurgical anatomy and technique of standard surgical approaches by using anatomical specimens oriented in the operative position and dissected using standard surgical approaches. . . . Young neurosurgeons and residents in training will find this book to be a good introduction to all cranial, spine, peripheral nerve, and neuroendoscopic techniques. —Journal of Neurosurgery...the book is quite a useful tool for introducing neurosurgeons in training to an understanding of the three-dimensional surgical anatomy and of how to select the most suitable surgical approach. ...practicing neurosurgeons will find it useful as a quick refrence source from which to refresh their knowledge of surgical anatomical relationships... —Child's Nervous System, 9-10/2002
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Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: This is a unique and updated presentation of the advances in the understanding of surgical neuroanatomy.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to address the three-dimensional anatomy of the brain in cadavers and to provide an overview of the main structures to be avoided in live situations. The objectives are worthy in an area where technology navigates side-by-side with clinical care. The authors perfectly meet their objectives.
Audience: The audience is composed mainly of neurosurgeons, whether in training or in practice, who need an update on the techniques and approaches to the brain and its multiple disorders.
Features: This atlas of the anatomy of the brain manifests the wishes of many neurosurgeons, who rely on the precise description of anatomical structures, their interactions, and the ability to reproduce conditions in operative situations without imposing risk on patients. This well-written book is accessible to residents, students, and apprentices in the field of anatomy. The pictures provide enough detail to make one understand not only the principles of neurosurgical approaches, but also the best possible ways to get to deeper or inaccessible regions of the brain. "Simple" neurosurgical procedures are presented in a concise and yet comprehensive fashion with up-to-date references. In my view, there are no weak aspects of the book.
Assessment: This is a must in any neurosurgical library. The book summarizes the content presented in many books on microsurgical anatomy and helps determine better ways to operate on patients with neurological disorders.
From The Critics
This volume collects anatomic dissections organized to present relevant fundamental information concerning surgical anatomy and structural connections. Fossett and Caputy (neurosurgery, The George Washington U.) present 43 chapters by 14 contributors that discuss and illustrate (with three-dimensional color images) anatomic specimens oriented in the operative position and dissected using standard surgical approaches. Topics are divided into indications for approach; positioning and skin incision; surgical technique; pitfalls, pearls and considerations; and suggested readings. They cover cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve approaches, and neuroendoscopy. Numerous color images support the text. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588900661
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 1,095,562
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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Table of Contents

I Cranial Approaches
1 Specimen Preparation 1
2 Frontotemporal Approach 4
3 Cranio-orbital and Orbitozygomatic Approaches 11
4 The Anterior Communicating Complex and Heubner's Artery 18
5 Sylvian Fissure Anatomy and the Transylvian Approach 23
6 Transbasal Approach 27
7 Transphenoidal Approach 32
8 Cavernous Sinus Anatomy 37
9 Surgical Approaches to the Cavernous Sinus 46
10 Preauricular Subtemporal-Infratemporal Approach 52
11 Middle Fossa Approach 61
12 Transpetrosal Approach 67
13 Retrosigmoid Craniotomy 81
14 Midline and Paramedian Suboccipital Approaches 86
15 Extreme Lateral Approach 90
16 Approaches to the Posterior Third Ventricule and Pineal Region 100
17 Interhemispheric Approach 107
18 Frontal Lobectomy 111
19 Occipital Lobectomy 113
20 Temporal Lobectomy for Epilepsy 115
II Spinal Approaches 121
21 Vertebral Column Anatomy 121
22 Transoral Approach to the Upper Cervical Spine 127
23 Anterior Approach to the Cervical Spine 130
24 Posterior Cervical Approach 135
25 Posterior Approach to the Thoracic Spine 138
26 Dorsolateral Approaches to the Thoracic Spine 141
27 Ventrolateral Approach to the Thoracic Spine 145
28 Lumbar Laminectomy and Discectomy 148
29 Far Lateral Lumbar Discectomy 152
30 Retroperitoneal Approach to the Lumbar Spine 154
III Peripheral Nerve Approaches
31 Carpal Tunnel Release 157
32 Radial Nerve Decompression 161
33 Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Transposition 163
34 Anterior Exposure of the Brachial Plexus 166
35 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 170
37 Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment 172
37 Surgical Decompression of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve 174
38 Sciatic Nerve Exploration 176
39 Sural Nerve Biopsy 178
IV Neuroendoscopy
40 Minimally Invasive Supraorbital Craniotomy 181
41 Minimally Invasive Subtemporal Craniotomy 189
42 Endoscopic Intraventricular Anatomy 194
43 Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy 201
Index 203
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