Leo Davidoff Dept of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, NY, USA
I am sure that this second edition of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery will continue to be the standard text for residents, consultants, and attendings the world over.-- Journal of Neurosurgery
Lavishly illustrated and eminently readable, this book should find a place in every pediatric neurosurgeons library. Pediatric Neurosurgery
Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Third Edition is a completely revised edition of the most authoritative guide to the management of pediatric neurosurgical disorders encountered in clinical practice. Written by leaders in the field, it provides pediatric neurosurgeons with a clear understanding of the current standards of practice and treatment in the subspecialty.
Key Features:Now in full color, with more than 1,000 imagesAn increased emphasis on clinical management strategies in pediatric neurosurgerySeven new chapter topics, including cellular therapy for pediatric neurosurgical disease, conjoined twins, lipomeningoceles, and skeletal syndromesPearls and pitfalls in every chapter
This book is an essential reference for all residents and practitioners in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.
Pediatric neurosurgery has witnessed considerable technological advances, resulting in more efficacious outcomes for young patients with hydrocephalus, epilepsy, brain tumors, spinal deformities, and a host of other conditions. The art of pediatric neurosurgery is a delicate balancing act—taking into account child and parents and emotional and disease challenges. As such, the management of serious neurological conditions in pediatric patients must encompass the big picture in addition to treating underlying pathologies.
Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery by George Jallo, Karl Kothbauer, and Violette Recinos covers the full depth and breadth of this uniquely rewarding subspecialty including congenital, developmental, and acquired disorders. The latest information is provided on anatomy, radiological imaging, and principles guiding the surgical and nonsurgical management of a full spectrum of neurological pathologies impacting infants and children. The book is divided into 11 sections and 56 chapters with state-of-the-art procedures, best practices, and clinical pearls from top pediatric neurosurgeons.
Key FeaturesCranial disorders including Chiari malformations, encephaloceles, Dandy-Walker malformation, and craniosynostosisBenign and malignant tumors—from the hypothalamus and optic pathways to the brainstem and spinal columnSpinal abnormalities such as spina bifida, tethered cord, and scoliosisClinical questions and answers at the end of chapters—ideal for self-testing and exam prep
Comprehensive and compact, this is the perfect backpack reference for neurosurgery residents and pediatric neurosurgery fellows to carry on rounds. It is also a must-have resource for seasoned pediatric neurosurgeons and all practitioners entrusted with the neurological care of pediatric patients.
Key features:Nearly 300 beautiful illustrations, most in full-color, effectively map out each procedure Updated with a thorough review of potential complications and how to avoid them Valuable procedural guidelines on the newest techniques for full calvarial and facial reconstructions, especially around the eyes, orbit, and midface region -Demonstrates MR and 3D imaging in surgical management of congenital malformations of the spine Discusses the role of ENT, maxillofacial, and oculoplastic procedures for optimal outcomes
With a balanced combination of concepts followed by illustrated, step-by-step surgical techniques, here is the book that all neurosurgeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons will use as both an everyday reference and a key addition to their surgical armamentariums. Residents preparing for boards will also find its succinct, straightforward coverage ideal for reviewing fundamental principles and surgical applications.
With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.
Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System, Second Edition, provides readers with both medical management and surgical perspectives on the clinical, pathological, and radiological diagnoses and treatment of pediatric CNS tumors. It includes complete coverage of the latest diagnostic and management techniques, state-of-the-art technologies, and trends in the surgical treatment of pediatric tumors.
Highlights of the Second Edition:Contains 19 new chapters on such topics as recent advances in the cytogenetics and molecular biology of pediatric brain tumors, gangliogliomas and miscellaneous spinal cord tumors in children, post-chemotherapy morbidity, and many moreAddresses the important issues of long-term chronic treatment of pediatric tumor patients and related outcome measuresIncludes summary boxes and tables that distill large amounts of information for quick reviewWritten by editors and contributors who are world-renowned experts in the field of pediatric neurosurgery and oncology
Neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pediatricians caring for patients with tumors of the central nervous system will find this book to be an essential resource that they will repeatedly consult as they strive to enhance patient care.