the highly complex specialty of brainstem surgery requires many years of study, a focus on precision, and a passionate dedication to excellence to prepare the neurosurgeon for navigating significant anatomic challenges. although the brainstem is technically surgically accessible, its highly eloquent structure demands rigorous surgical decision-making. an in-depth understanding of brainstem and thalamic anatomy and the safe entry zones used to access critical areas of the brainstem is essential to traversing the brainstem safely and successfully.
this remarkable, one-of-a-kind atlas draws on the senior author’s decades of experience performing more than 1,000 surgeries on the brainstem, thalamus, basal ganglia, and surrounding areas. its content is organized by anatomic region, enabling readers to study separate subdivisions of the brainstem, each of which has its own unique anatomic and surgical considerations. from cover to cover, the atlas provides readers with technical guidance on approach selection, the timing of surgery, and optimization of outcomes-elucidated by more than 1700 remarkable color illustrations, dissections, clinical images, and line drawings.
- beautifully detailed, highly sophisticated brain slices and dissections by kaan yagmurlu, who trained under the internationally renowned neuroanatomist and neurosurgeon albert rhoton jr.
- color illustrations clearly labeled with callouts and other indicators of foci of interest delineate multiple safe entry zones to the brainstem
- more than 50 detailed patient cases highlight each patient’s history of previous neurological disorders, presenting symptoms, preoperative imaging, diagnosis, the planned surgical approach, patient positioning, intraoperative and postoperative imaging, and outcome
- seven animations and more than 50 surgical videos elucidate approach selection, anatomy, and surgical outcomes of thalamic region and brainstem lesions
this illuminating atlas provides insights into the complexities of the hallowed halls of the brainstem. neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents alike who glean knowledge from the clinical pearls throughout each section will no doubt become more adept surgeons, to the ultimate benefit of their patients.
eric o klineberg
the book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.show more
reuben david johnson
a rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves, and arteries. written by an impressive cadre of internationally-renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise, and definitive resource on diagnosis and management of this complex pathology.
acclaimed surgeons from brazil, canada, japan, turkey, the usa, and the uk are contributors. the book starts with a historical overview, epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology. a thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as mri, pet; spect, pet-ct, and pet-mri, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal techniques, surgical procedures, specialized topics, and new horizons in chordoma treatment.
- anterior and anterolateral approaches to the clivus
- the use of endoscopy and intraoperative assistive technologies
- midline subfrontal, middle fossa, extended petrosal, and transcondylar approaches
- craniospinal fusion techniques following resection
- surgery for spinal chordomas from the cervical to the sacral region
- special topics such as radiation, proton beam therapy, gamma-knife radiosurgery, and pediatric chordomas and chondrosarcomas
this is an essential text for neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, otolaryngologists, and radiation oncologists. read and learn from innovators who have mastered the latest state-of-the-art treatment methodologies for chordomas.
dr. allan d. levi
its primary intended audience is us, canadian and british neurosurgeons who are preparing for the oral board, but it will also be a very appropriate resource for those who are trying to maintain competence in neurosurgery. dr. levi's edited text is authored by a group of long-standing, dedicated members to the course who have taught it for the last 15 years. with their extensive experience in teaching for the board exams, the skillset they bring to this book is unrivaled.show more
john h. sampson
joseph m. piepmeier
malignant brain tumors: state-of-the-art treatment provides a comprehensive overview of treatment for malignant gliomas, and will prove useful by updating physicians on new therapeutic paradigms and what is on the horizon for the near future. this text will be informative for surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, residents and students who treat these patients,as well as those who are training for a career in managing patients with these challenging tumors.show more
alexander k nig
written by a who’s who of renowned spine surgeons, the third edition of neurosurgical atlas: spine and peripheral nerves provides a detailed tutorial on the latest surgical procedures. the three comprehensive spine sections cover decompression modalities followed by fusion/instrumentation and fixation. rounding out these sections are special topics such as vascular malformations in the spinal cord, stereotactic radiosurgery in the thoracic spine, and lumboperitoneal shunting. the peripheral nerves section includes treatment of conditions including carpal tunnel, brachial plexus, meralgia paresthetica, and cervical nerve root avulsion.
throughout the book, the authors provide minimally invasive options and clinical pearls on patient selection, preoperative preparation, anesthesia, operative positioning, surgical methodologies, patient monitoring, and common complications.
- anterior, posterior, transoral, and lateral approaches to the craniocervical junction, subaxial cervical spine; and operations specific to the cervicothoracic junction
- thoracic spine techniques for burst fractures, vertebral body metastasis, penetrating spine wounds, tumors, etc.
- lumbosacral spine approaches for herniation, degenerative disease with multiplanar deformity, spondylolisthesis, and more
- close to 700 illustrations and color photographs elucidate key concepts
- superb videos demonstrate hands-on techniques
this book is a must-have reference for neurosurgery residents seeking in-depth knowledge of spine and peripheral nerve procedures prior to scheduled cases. it will also benefit veteran neurosurgeons looking for clinical insights on infrequently performed surgeries.
h. richard winn
michael y. wang
in training to become a neurosurgeon, many of the crucial manual skills that must be acquired can only be mastered through growing experience during the rigorous and lengthy training process. yet, many – often essential – practical skills can quickly be learned, practiced, and even mastered, away from the or.
the author’s motivation for writing this guide arose during his own training and his need for just such a practical aid. getting ready for brain surgery provides the readers with a basic set of exercises that will allow him to develop and improve their motor skills, handling of various tissues, and general technical competence. detailed instructions are given in the illustrated text and in accompanying videos.
- planning: visualization of the procedure
- the craniotomy – using a coconut
- working with the microscope
- removing a gyrus: subapial resection
- removing a brain tumor using an artificial model
- microsurgical training: the chicken wing model
junior neurosurgical residents and interns will benefit greatly from this handy guide.
erik van de kelft
amgad s. hanna
the book is richly illustrated to provide readers with unparalleled access to a comprehensive collection of cranial osteomyelitis images (biological, clinical, neuroradiological, and surgical) taken directly from the author's collection and experience in the field.show more
christopher m. loftus
written by an esteemed educator and founder of the renowned chicago review course in neurological surgery , this updated review reflects substantive content additions to the 8th edition. the two prior editions of the rapid review were must-have companions that fully leveraged the vast knowledge contained within greenberg’s legendary tome.
through repetition and spot-on questions, this book brings clarity to a specialty whose sheer depth and breadth presents comprehension and retention challenges. this book helps readers determine if they are retaining key data and information, thereby providing a robust self-assessment study tool for abns certification.
the 7th companion generated glowing reviews, such as: “a wonderful example of how to turn the classic greenberg text into a study guide rather than an encyclopedic reference to a young neurosurgeon” -aans young neurosurgeons news
- question formats include fill in the blank, open-ended questions, true/false, matching, and identification of various elements in diagrams/figures
- mnemonic devices, helpful hints, clinical pearls, and study charts aid in comprehension and long-term retention
- greenberg chapter headings are used (e.g. 4.2.3), thereby providing clear-cut handbook references
this book is designed to help neurosurgical residents prepare for the abns primary examination and/or rounds. it will enable practicing neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists to develop a storehouse of knowledge required to efficaciously examine, analyze, diagnose, and treat neurosurgical patients.
from the authors of the bestselling spine surgery: tricks of the trade, here is the concise “how-to” guide on conducting diagnostic spine exams. the text begins with a thorough review of the fundamentals, including basic anatomy and neurology, and goes on to systematically outline tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. it is an ideal resource for both beginners and practicing physicians.
key features include:
- nearly 200 line drawings that illustrate motor, sensory, reflex, and range-of-motion exams
- includes special tests for scoliosis and other spine disorders to expand your scope of diagnostic procedures
- succinct and easy-to-understand descriptions for easy mastery of concepts
- well-organized by cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral sections to streamline localization of specific exams
this straightforward pictorial aid is the perfect companion for spine surgeons, orthopedists, chiropractors, and neurosurgeons, as well as an ideal orientation for residents. from critical anatomy to step-by-step instructional guidelines, it will enhance your examination skills and refresh your understanding of the frequently performed spinal test.
rahul s. shah
ideal for both neurosurgical residents and recertifying neurosurgeons, neurosurgery self-assessment: questions and answers offers the most comprehensive, up to date coverage available. over 1,000 clinically relevant multiple-choice questions across 46 topic areas test the candidate’s knowledge of basic neuroscience and neurosurgical subspecialties to an unparalleled degree and provide detailed answer explanations to facilitate learning and assessment.
current statistics indicate that 75-80% of people worldwide will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. lumbar pain is a leading cause of disability – a global public health burden with serious economic implications. written by internationally renowned spine experts, the 8th volume in the aospine masters series is a concise, state-of-the-art overview on fundamental management strategies and current issues and challenges. the text covers the full age spectrum – from childhood to older adulthood – and contributing factors such as the sacroiliac joints, genetics, and spine infections.
clinical evaluation, treatment options, recent research advances, and future perspectives are systematically examined and presented in a clear format. with commentary from leading authorities, this compendium presents candid discussion of significant challenges faced by clinicians who treat back pain. among the issues addressed are managing patients who have undergone multiple operations, chronic back pain, failed spine surgery, and what to do when all nonsurgical and surgical options have been exhausted.
- economic considerations, risk factors, and legal aspects
- neurological causes, including myopathies, neuromuscular disease, parkinson disease,and dystonia
- conservative treatment options such as drugs, physiotherapy, and complementary medicine
- the role of minimally invasive surgery in treating degenerative lumbar spine disease
- must-read bibliographic references in every chapter
- bullet lists of pearls and pitfalls summarize critical points and key concepts
the aospine masters series, a copublication of thieme and the aospine foundation, addresses current clinical issues featuring international masters sharing their expertise in the core areas in the field. the goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of evidence-based approach to spine care.