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Overview

This four-volume set is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of neurosurgical problems, signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods, prognoses, and cutting-edge operative techniques, as well as anatomy and physiology. This 5th Edition is reorganized to follow a more logical and modern approach. "There is no doubt that Neurological Surgery is the grand dame of the major neurosurgical textbooks...and is recommended without hesitation."--JAMA, review of previous edition.

  • Neurological Surgery is still a definitive source of advice and information on neurosurgical disorders covering every aspect as well as surgical techniques.

  • The scope of coverage consists of history, basic science, patient evaluation and surgical techniques and considerations.

  • New topics includes V

  • A major revision team comprised from two editors aoan experienced veteran of the field and an emerging talentao have extensively revised this new edition.

  • Winn provides detailed underlying scientific basis for the etiology, pathopysiology and diagnosis of neurosurgical disease.


  • The text has been completely reorganized for more convenient reference. For each major area of neurological surgery, it explores general and historical considerations · basic science topics · and specific approaches to patient evaluation, followed by surgical considerations and techniques for the full range of individual pathologic entities.

  • Brand new chapters are indicated by asterisks on the attached Table of Contents.

  • A brand-new team of nationally renowned editors and contributors, led by H. RichardWinn, provides new expertise and fresh perspectives.


Also available as a multimedia e-dition! See Companion Products for more information.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Celso Agner, MD, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:The development of neurosurgery during the last century has been impressive, particularly in the decrease in mortality an morbidity with the advent of better imaging modalities, surgical techniques, and neuroprotective strategies. It is a major challenge to summarize these developments in a concise and yet readable format to be used throughout the years of a neurosurgeon's career. This was the major objective of this fifth edition textbook.
Purpose:The purpose is to address every aspect of neurosurgery, including basic neuroscience, basic surgical techniques, and operative details not contained in many current books.
Audience:The audience is composed of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and any other professionals who would deal with diseases of the central nervous system and different treatment modalities. The book addresses all of these readers and should be considered a good source of information for any of them.
Features:The deluge of information about basic neurosurgical and neurological sciences is intermingled with historical facts about the beautiful art of neurosurgery and the most common applications of the current techniques. In the four-volume publication, there is a good distribution of information regarding all aspects of neurosurgery. Each volume is written by multiple well known authors, the great majority neurosurgeons, who share their expertise in a concise, well written, updated, and exuberantly illustrated encyclopedia of neurosurgery. The first volume deals with the general aspects of neurosurgery and neurological critical care of patients with brain tumors, intracranial hemorrhages, and subarachnoid hemorrhages. In addition, a well illustrated part on neuro-oncology describes, in detail, approaches to neoplasms of the central nervous system. Volumes two through four subdivide neurosurgery into its vascular, spine, pediatric, and trauma subparts. The illustrations are well done and the color pictures are of good quality. The references are up-to-date until about a year prior to publication and the index is very helpful, providing a good manner to find topics in each of the four volumes.
Assessment:This is a great buy for any general medical or neuroscience library. This book is a permanent reference for the ever-growing field of neurosurgery.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721682938
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 5296

Table of Contents

Sect. I Introduction to Neurological Surgery
Pt. 1 Basic Science for the Neurological Surgeon - Overview 3
Pt. 2 Approach to the Patient 263
Pt. 3 Fundamentals of Radiology 419
Pt. 4 Perioperative Evaluation and Treatment 547
Pt. 5 Surgical Exposures and Positioning 595
Sect. II Oncology
Pt. 1 Overview 659
Pt. 2 Basic Science of Neuro-oncology 661
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient: Medical Considerations 825
Pt. 4 Surgical Considerations 899
Pt. 5 Intrinsic Tumors 950
Pt. 6 Extrinsic Tumors 1099
Pt. 7 Ventricular Tumors 1237
Pt. 8 Skull and Skull Base Tumors 1265
Pt. 9 Non-Neoplastic Disorders Mimicking Brain Tumors 1419
Sect. III Vascular
Pt. 1 Overview 1461
Pt. 2 Basic Science 1467
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient 1495
Pt. 4 Anesthesia for Neurovascular Procedures 1503
Pt. 5 Vascular and Blood Flow Evaluations 1540
Pt. 6 Occlusive Vascular Disease 1613
Pt. 7 Intracerebral Hemorrhage 1733
Pt. 8 Hemorrhagic Vascular Disease: Aneurysms 1769
Pt. 9 True Arteriovenous Malformations 2137
Pt. 10 Cavernous Malformations 2292
Pt. 11 Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations 2353
Pt. 12 Pregnancy and Treatment of Vascular Disease 2421
Sect. IV Epilesy
Pt. 1 Overview 2435
Pt. 2 Preoperative Evaluation for Epilepsy 2475
Pt. 3 Intraoperative Mapping and Monitoring for Cortical Resections 2531
Pt. 4 Specific Operative Approaches 2551
Sect. V Functional Neurosurgery
Pt. 1 Overview 2653
Pt. 2 Movement Disorders: Basic Science 2671
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient and the Diagnosis 2729
Pt. 4 Movement Disorders: Ablative Surgery of Movement Disorders 2769
Pt. 5 Spasticity 2863
Sect. VI Pain
Pt. 1 Overview 2913
Pt. 2 Basic Science 2917
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient 2937
Pt. 4 Trigeminal Neuralgia 2987
Pt. 5 Surgical Treatment of Pain 3023
Sect. VII Pediatric
Pt. 1 Overview 3145
Pt. 2 Developmental and Acquired Anomalies 3198
Pt. 3 Craniosynostosis, Chiari Malformation, and Achondroplasia 3300
Pt. 4 Hydrocephalus 3374
Pt. 5 Vascular Disease 3433
Pt. 6 Head and Brain Trauma 3461
Pt. 7 Birth Trauma 3481
Pt. 8 Benign Spine Lesions 3559
Pt. 9 Tumors 3595
Pt. 10 Cerebral Palsy and Others Spastic Entities 3723
Pt. 11 Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Children 3758
Pt. 12 Rehabilitation 3783
Sect. VIII Peripheral Nerve
Pt. 1 Overview 3794
Pt. 2 Basic Science 3809
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient 3819
Pt. 4 Management of Peripheral Nerve Injuries 3889
Sect. IX Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery
Pt. 1 Overview 3991
Pt. 2 Basic Science of Radiotherapy 3999
Pt. 3 Fractionated Radiation Therapy 4015
Pt. 4 Techniques of Radiosurgery 4111
Sect. X Spine
Pt. 1 Overview 4147
Pt. 2 Basic Science 4153
Pt. 3 Approach to the Patient 4289
Pt. 4 Infections 4363
Pt. 5 Degenerative Disease 4395
Pt. 6 Adult Congenital Abnormalities 4569
Pt. 7 Techniques 4586
Pt. 8 Instrumentation 4621
Pt. 9 Tumors of the Spine 4799
Pt. 10 Spine Trauma 4869
Sect. XI Trauma
Pt. 1 Overview 5019
Pt. 2 Basic Science (Biology of Brain Injury) 5025
Pt. 3 Minor Head Injury 5065
Pt. 4 Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 5083
Pt. 5 Rehabilitation 5285
Index
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