An Outline of Neurosurgery

An Outline of Neurosurgery

by Koreaki Mori

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

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The aim of this volume is to provide an illustrated overview of basic knowledge relevant to neurosurgery for students specializing in neurosurgery, operating room personnel, and neurologists seeking to inform themselves about surgical principles and applications. The major aspects of neurosurgery are presented in a clear, easy-to-follow outline form. Summaries are included of: neuroanatomy; neurologic syndromes, functional diseases, and traumas treatable through neurosurgery; physiologic and pathologic events occurring during neurosurgery. The principles of neurologic examination and diagnosis as well as supplementary diagnostic modalities are discussed from a neurosurgical perspective. The book can thus be used as an aid for quick bedside diagnosis and patient management and as a handy reference companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642733635
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Neuroanatomy.- Skull.- Brain and Ventricles.- Cerebral Hemispheres.- Brain Stem.- Spinal Cord and Vertebrae.- Conduction Tracts.- Peripheral Nerves.- Cerebral Vessels.- 2 Neurologic Examination.- Diagnostics of Neurologic Diseases.- Neurologic Examination.- Regional Diagnosis.- Localized Cerebrospinal Syndromes.- 3 Neurosurgical Consideration of Major Neurologic Symptoms.- Headache.- Disturbance of Consciousness.- Convulsions.- Dementia.- 4 Principal Pathologic Changes in Neurosurgery.- Intracranial Hypertension.- Brain Edema.- Cerebral Herniation.- Brain Death.- 5 Supplementary Neurologic Examinations.- Examination of Cerebrospinal Fluid.- Neuro-ophthalmologic Examination.- Neuro-otologic Examination.- Electroencephalography.- Electromyography.- Evoked Potentials.- Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure.- Plain Skull Roentgenography.- Computed Tomography.- Cerebral Angiography.- Myelography.- Cisternography (Cisternal Scintigraphy).- Cerebral Scintigraphy.- Measurement of Cerebral Circulation.- 6 Neurosurgical Treatment.- Pharmacotherapy.- Operative Treatment.- Emergency Treatment.- 7 Head Trauma.- Head Trauma in Children.- Fractures of the Skull.- Acute Extradural Hematoma.- Acute Subdural Hematoma.- Acute Intracerebral Hematoma.- Chronic Subdural Hematoma.- Chronic Subdural Hematoma in Infants.- Secondary Disorders and Sequelae of Head Trauma.- 8 Brain Tumors.- Glioma.- Brain Tumors in Adults.- Glioblastoma Multiforme.- Astrocytoma.- Meningioma.- Pituitary Adenoma.- Acoustic Neurinoma.- Metastatic Brain Tumors.- Brain Tumors in Children.- Characteristics of Brain Tumors in Children.- Medulloblastoma.- Cerebellar Astrocytoma.- Brain-Stem Glioma.- Fourth Ventricle Ependymoma.- Craniopharyngioma.- Pineal Tumors.- Optic Glioma.- Tumors of the Skull.- 9 Cerebrovascular Diseases.- Cerebral Hemorrhage.- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).- Cerebral Aneurysms.- Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation.- Ischemic Cerebrovascular Diseases.- Moyamoya Disease.- 10 Malformations.- Infantile Hydrocephalus.- Craniosynostosis.- Cranioschisis (Cranium Bifidum).- Rachischisis (Spina Bifida).- Neurocutaneous Syndromes (Phacomatosis).- 11 Inflammations.- Brain Abscess.- Meningitis.- Other Intracranial Infections.- 12 Diseases of the Spinal Cord and Vertebrae.- Spinal Cord Tumors.- Vascular Disorders of the Spinal Cord.- Spinal Cord Injury.- Cervical Spondylosis.- Herniated Intervertebral Disk of the Lumbar Vertebrae.- Other Vertebral Diseases.- 13 Neurologic Functional Diseases.- Pain.- Epilepsy.- Involuntary Movements.- 14 Peripheral Nerve Diseases.- Peripheral Nerve Injury.- Entrapment Neuropathy.- Tumors of Peripheral Nerves.- References.

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