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  • Douglas L. BrockmeyerAdvanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery (2005; 1st Edition)

    Covers state-of-the-art techniques!

    This text presents state-of-the-art techniques for surgery of the craniovertebral junction and cervical spine. It provides concise explanations of the underlying principles of each technique and insights into the unique issues in pediatric surgery. With this complete resource, you will gain the solid foundation in surgical concepts necessary to make critical clinical decisions as well as the technical knowledge and confidence to carry them out.

    Highlights include:

    Detailed explanations illuminating the links between embryology and normal and abnormal development of the craniovertebral.
    In-depth discussion of the issues and techniques involved in both atlantoaxial and occipitocervical surgery in children.
    An entire chapter devoted to managing craniocervical conditions of patients with Down Syndrome.
    An examination of traumatic injuries of the craniocervical junction in children.
    More than 100 step-by-step illustrations demonstrating key surgical techniques.

    This readily accessible text will be a valuable asset in the library of physicians managing and treating craniocervical conditions, from the most experienced pediatric neurosurgeon to residents in the early stages of their careers.

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  • Isabelle M. GermanoAdvanced Techniques in Image-Guided Brain and Spine Surgery (2002; 1st Edition)

    An advanced technique quickly becoming the standard for all neurosurgeons!

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  • Franco DeMonte, Michael W. McDermott, Ossama Al-MeftyAl-Mefty's Meningiomas (2011; 2nd Edition)

    Al-Mefty's Meningiomas, Second Edition is the definitive guide to meningioma diagnosis, treatment, and surgery, and reflects over a decade of major advances in the diagnosis and management of both intracranial and spinal meningiomas since the first edition was published.

    Features:

    New to this edition: information on molecular biology, natural history and growth rates, the rise of radiosurgery as a viable treatment option, and much more
    Over 500 high-quality radiographic images and full-color illustrations demonstrate anatomy and surgery
    In-depth coverage of intraoperative MRI and endoscopic resection
    Key topics often missing from other meningiomas texts including caseload management, and postoperative quality of life issues

    This landmark reference will enhance the precision and surgical skills of every clinician or resident in neurosurgery or neurology.

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  • Cary D. Alberstone, Edward C. Benzel, Imad M. Najm et al.;Anatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis (2009; 1st Edition)

    Anatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis is a lavishly illustrated book that places special emphasis on the paramount importance of signs and symptoms for the accurate diagnosis of neurologic disorders. It opens with a comprehensive review of neuroembryology, enabling readers to gain knowledge of normal nervous system development and related developmental disorders. The second section of the book comprises an easily accessible presentation of the anatomy of regional parts and to-the-point information on the cardinal manifestations of disease. Separate chapters in the third section of the book present the anatomy of different functional systems and provide practical approaches to diagnosing patients with system disorders. A final chapter covers the anatomy of the vascular system and cerebrospinal fluid.

    Highlights:

    Practical organization of chapters, according to regions and functional systems, reflects the clinician's approach to patient care
    Full-color illustrations provide an indispensable visual aid to learning and reviewing clinically relevant neurologic anatomy and pathways
    Numerous tables summarize key points

    Ideal for reading cover-to-cover, this book is essential for residents and students seeking to fully understand the complexity of clinical neuroanatomy. Seasoned clinicians will find the book a valuable refresher.

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  • Max Aebi, Vincent Arlet, John K. WebbAOSPINE Manual: Clinical Applications (Vol 2) (2007; 1st Edition)

    Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. For each case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes.

    Volume I ,Principles and Techniques, begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation, computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations.

    Volume II, Clinical Applications, presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes, deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease.

    Throughout both volumes, high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear, easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review of important learning points. An accompanying DVD-ROM with video clips from live surgery symposia and practical exercises also enhance the readers learning experience.

    System Requirements
    Pentium proccessor based personal computer
    Windows 9x or Windows NT 3.51 or newer
    16 MB of RAM (24 MB for Windows NT)
    10 MB of free hard disk space

    Macintosh platform:
    Macintosh with a 68040 or PowerPC,
    Apple System 7.1.2 or later
    8 MB of RAM available to the application,
    12.5 MB of free hard disk space

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  • Max Aebi, Vincent Arlet, John K. WebbAOSPINE Manual: Principles and Techniques (Vol 1) (2007; 1st Edition)

    Based on the successful format of AO courses, this two-volume reference is a comprehensive manual for the latest AO spine techniques. For each case, the book guides the reader from case presentation, through rationale for surgical treatment, and to non-operative treatment options. The authors describe potential complications in spine surgery and outcomes.

    Volume I ,Principles and Techniques, begins with a complete review of basic science concepts, helping the reader understand the biomechanics, biology, and the surgical anatomy of the spine. This volume provides a systematic overview of spinal instrumentation, computer-assisted surgery, and anesthesia considerations.

    Volume II, Clinical Applications, presents a compilation of clinical cases addressing the most common spinal problems, such as spinal trauma, tumors, infections, inflammatory processes, deformities, degenerative spinal diseases, and metabolic bone disease.

    Throughout both volumes, high-quality photographs and drawings illustrate surgical techniques step-by-step and demonstrate key concepts of management. Clear, easy-to-reference bulleted lists and shaded text boxes facilitate rapid review of important learning points. An accompanying DVD-ROM with video clips from live surgery symposia and practical exercises also enhance the readers learning experience.

    System Requirements
    Pentium proccessor based personal computer
    Windows 9x or Windows NT 3.51 or newer
    16 MB of RAM (24 MB for Windows NT)
    10 MB of free hard disk space

    Macintosh platform:
    Macintosh with a 68040 or PowerPC,
    Apple System 7.1.2 or later
    8 MB of RAM available to the application,
    12.5 MB of free hard disk space

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 1: Metastatic Spinal Tumors (2014; 1st Edition)

    This first volume in the AOSpine Masters Series integrates the expertise of oncologists and radiology interventionalists with that of master spine surgeons, all of whom are actively involved in the care of patients with metastatic spine tumors. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics range from evaluation and decision-making principles to a spectrum of non-operative and operative treatment options that have been rapidly evolving over the past decade.

    Key Features:

    Editors are internationally-recognized authorities on metastatic spine tumors
    Includes contributions from key opinion leaders working in spine oncology
    Synthesizes the best available evidence and consensus expert advice on metastatic spine tumors, leading to optimal clinical recommendations
    Each chapter includes clinical pearls, tips on complication avoidance, and top 5 must-read references

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with metastatic spine tumors.

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 2: Primary Spinal Tumors (2014; 1st Edition)

    This second volume in the AOSpine Masters Series balances critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with the opinions of experienced spine surgeons to create a unique clinical reference for spine oncology surgeons. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. The chapters have been written and researched by key leaders in spine oncology and range from general evaluation, staging, and decision making principles to histology-specific oncologic patient management.

    Key Features:

    Editors are internationally-recognized authorities on the treatment of primary spine tumors
    Synthesizes the best available evidence and consensus expert advice on primary spine tumors, leading to optimal clinical recommendations
    Each chapter includes clinical pearls, tips on complication avoidance, and top 5 must-read references

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent resource that they will often refer to in their treatment of patients with primary tumors of the spine.

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 3: Cervical Degenerative Conditions (2014; 1st Edition)

    This third volume in the AOSpine Masters Series covers the most common operative techniques for treating degenerative cervical conditions. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics range from Laminectomy and Fusion for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy to Complications on Anterior Surgery: VA Injury, Esophageal Perforation, and Dysphagia.

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    Key Features:

    Synthesizes the best available evidence and consensus expert advice on each operative technique for degenerative cervical conditions, leading to optimal clinical recommendations
    Editors are internationally recognized authorities on the treatment of degenerative cervical conditions
    Each chapter includes tips and pearls from leaders in the field

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with degenerative cervical conditions.

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 4: Adult Spinal Deformities (2015; 1st Edition)

    In this fourth volume of the AOSpine Masters Series experts from around the world share their strategies for managing the most common adult spinal deformities. This book gives clinicians the guidance they need to make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics include osteotomies for rigid spinal deformities, postoperative coronal decompensation in adult deformity, and biomechanics and material science for deformity correction.

    Key Features:

    The issues of patient selection, outcomes, and complications along with all the essential preoperative and intraoperative factors are discussed in detail in every chapter
    Editors are internationally recognized authorities on the management of adult spinal deformities
    Each chapter includes expert tips and pearls

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a Clinical Division of the AO Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent reference that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with cervical spine injuries.

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 5: Cervical Spine Trauma (2015; 1st Edition)

    This fifth volume in the AOSpine Masters Series presents a detailed analysis of the essential aspects of managing the most common cervical spine injuries. World-renowned cervical spine experts discuss anatomy, biomechanics, patient evaluation, and critical steps in the decision-making process for the treatment of these complex injuries. Chapters include: Anatomy of the Cervical Spine, Nonoperative Management of Cervical Spine Trauma, and Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries.

    Key Features:

    Each chapter provides historic literature as well as a synthesized analysis of current literature and proposes an evidence-based treatment plan
    Editors are international authorities on the management of cervical spine injuries
    Expert tips and pearls included in every chapter

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a Clinical Division of the AO Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent reference that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with cervical spine injuries.

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  • Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 6: Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma (2015; 1st Edition)

    This sixth volume in the AOSpine Masters Series provides expert guidance on making an accurate diagnosis and classification of injuries to the thoracolumbar area of the spine. Chapters include: Radiographic Assessment of Thoracolumbar Fractures, Posterior and Anterior MIS in TL Fractures, and Thoracolumbar Fracture Fixation in the Osteoporotic Patient.

    Key Features:

    Each chapter provides historic literature as well as a synthesized analysis of current literature and proposes an evidence-based treatment plan
    Editors are international authorities on thoracolumbar spine trauma
    Expert tips and pearls included in every chapter

    The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and AOSpine, a Clinical Division of the AO Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

    All spine surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent reference that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with thoracolumbar spine injuries.

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  • Luiz Roberto Vialle, Michael G. FehlingsAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration (2016; 1st Edition)

    World-renowned experts share the latest updates in translational research as well as surgical and nonsurgical strategies for treating spinal cord injury.

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, clinically challenging injury, leading to varying degrees of neurological function impairment and paralysis. Underlying biological mechanisms either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord. Researchers have been making important discoveries about how neurons and their axons grow in the central nervous system and why they fail to regenerate after SCI. Although progress has been steady, there remains an urgent need to address issues in acute management such as early decompression and the use of biologics, as well as potential solutions for regeneration.

    Written by renowned experts in the ever-evolving field of SCI research and clinical practice, the 7th volume in the AOSpine Masters series is a state-of-the-art compendium on the latest in SCI diagnosis, spine surgery interventions, and long-term management. Each chapter contains pearls from leading spine specialists gleaned from the research laboratory and years of hands-on experience treating SCI patients in the emergency setting and long term.

    Key Features:

    Pathobiology, assessment, and diagnostic considerations
    The use of biomarkers as predictors of functional recovery
    Surgical and nonsurgical interventions for traumatic SCI
    The role of neural stem cells and biologics in spinal cord repair
    Functional and epidural stimulation and brain-computer interfaces

    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.

    This essential textbook delivers invaluable insights to spine surgeons, spinal cord injury clinicians and researchers and trainees, from translational researchers to experienced researchers and clinicians experienced in the operative and non-operative management of spinal cord injury.

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  • Luiz Roberto Vialle, Luiz Roberto VialleAOSpine Masters Series, Volume 8: Back Pain (2016; 1st Edition)

    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.

    Key Highlights:

    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.

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  • Mario Sanna, Fernando Mancini, Alessandra Russo et al.;Atlas of Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery (2010; 2nd Edition)

    Authored by pioneers in the field, Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery -- now in a fully updated second edition -- provides step-by-step descriptions of the most common surgical approaches complemented by clearly labeled, full-color intraoperative photographs. Numerous cases derived from the expert authors own experience accompany each description to demonstrate the clinical application of the various techniques as well as to offer practical examples of what to do when faced with surgical complications.

    Concise, tightly focused chapters cover everything from surgical anatomy and operating room setup to detailed explanations of how to perform the full range of surgical procedures, including the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach, the transotic approach, the modified transcochlear approach, and much more.

    Features:

    New chapters on the general features of acoustic neurinomas; functional surgery and intraoperative monitoring of the facial and cochlear nerves; imaging of acoustic neurinomas; facial nerve reanimation; and treatment options for patients with neurofibromatosis type 2
    In-depth information on key aspects of patient care, such as patient selection, preoperative care, and postoperative follow-up
    1,034 high-quality images -- including more than 900 full-color intraoperative photographs -- precisely display each step of the different procedures
    Multiple cases in each chapter prepare the reader for clinical situations

    Reflecting the latest technical advancements in acoustic neurinoma microsurgery, this visual guide will develop the surgical skills of every otolaryngologist and neurosurgeon that performs this delicate and complicated form of surgery.

    Dr. Sanna is part of The Gruppo Otologico, a world-renowned specialist center for the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, skull base, facial nerve, head and neck, and paranasal sinuses. More information is available on the group's website, www.gruppootologico.it/eng.

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  • Jamie S. Ullman, Patricia B. RaksinAtlas of Emergency Neurosurgery (2015; 1st Edition)

    Atlas of Emergency Neurosurgery , part of the Neurosurgical Operative Atlas Series co-published by Thieme and the AANS, is a step-by-step visual guide to performing surgical procedures used in neurotrauma as well as non-traumatic emergency cases. The chapters address such topics as cerebral trauma and stroke, shunt failure, central nervous system infection, pituitary apoplexy, and reconstructive procedures. Special sections on pediatrics as well military-related injuries are also included.

    Key Features:

    More than 500 beautiful, full-color illustrations help clarify each procedure
    Contains the most current information on how to perform emergency neurosurgical procedures
    Concise presentation of procedures gives readers quick, easy access to key information

    This atlas is an ideal guide for neurosurgery residents who are participating in emergency procedures while on call and need to deal with operative trauma situations. It is also an excellent practical reference for neurosurgeons performing emergency neurosurgical interventions on a regular basis.

    Thieme eNeurosurgery is the world's most comprehensive neurosurgical resource online. For a free trial, go to: http://thieme.com/eneurotrial

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  • Vincent Chong, Suresh K. MukherjiAtlas of Head and Neck Imaging: The Extracranial Head and Neck (2003; 1. Auflage)

    Designed for easy use at the PACS station of viewbox, here is your right-hand tool and pictorial guide for locating, identifying, and accurately diagnosing lesions of the extracranial head and neck. This beautifully produced atlas employs the spaces concept of analysis, which helps radiologists directly visualize complex head and neck anatomy and pathology.

    With hundreds of high quality illustrations, this book makes the identification and localization of complex neck masses relatively simple. This book provides CT and MR examples for more than 200 different diseases of the suprahyoid and infrahyoid neck, as well as clear and concise information on the epidemiology, clinical findings, pathology, and treatment guidelines for each disease.

    Each space within the head and neck has its own separate section, with examples of the common pathology that arises in this area. A standard format consisting of Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, Pathology, Treatment, and Imaging Findings, allows quick and efficient access to well-structured subjects. This uniform organization streamlines research for radiologists at any level of training.

    Although well over 200 pathologies are included within this remarkable text, Atlas of Head and Neck Imaging focuses primarily on the suprahyoid and infrahyoid neck, providing exceptionally detailed information on the most challenging aspects of this field.

    Radiologists and radiation oncologists will find this visual text ideal as a quick anatomic reference and diagnostic tool. Radiology residents preparing for board exams and neuroradiology fellows and staff studying for the CAQ exam will also benefit from the wealth of information.

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  • Laligam N. Sekhar, Richard G. FesslerAtlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain, Volume 1 (2015; 2nd Edition)

    Now in two volumes - an updated atlas to help you manage diseases and disorders of the brain

    This thoroughly revised and expanded atlas is the ideal reference for residents, fellows, and clinicians to review surgical procedures before entering the OR. The authors provide step-by-step descriptions of techniques, clearly delineating indications and contraindications, goals, operative preparation and anesthesia, and postoperative management. The main focus of this book is on teaching neurosurgical techniques at the most detailed level.

    Features of the second edition:

    A new chapter on proton therapy
    An expanded section covering the latest radiosurgery techniques
    Nearly 3,000 high-quality images aid rapid comprehension of surgical procedures
    Online access to more than 100 surgical technique videos

    This book should be read cover to cover by young practitioners several times during their residency and it will keep more experienced neurosurgeons up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques in the field.

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  • Laligam N. Sekhar, Richard G. FesslerAtlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain, Volume 2 (2015; 2nd Edition)

    Now in two volumes - an updated atlas to help you manage diseases and disorders of the brain

    This thoroughly revised and expanded atlas is the ideal reference for residents, fellows, and clinicians to review surgical procedures before entering the OR. The authors provide step-by-step descriptions of techniques, clearly delineating indications and contraindications, goals, operative preparation and anesthesia, and postoperative management. The main focus of this book is on teaching neurosurgical techniques at the most detailed level.

    Features of the second edition:

    A new chapter on proton therapy
    An expanded section covering the latest radiosurgery techniques
    Nearly 3,000 high-quality images aid rapid comprehension of surgical procedures
    Online access to more than 100 surgical technique videos

    This book should be read cover to cover by young practitioners several times during their residency and it will keep more experienced neurosurgeons up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques in the field.

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  • Richard G. Fessler, Laligam N. SekharAtlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Spine and Peripheral Nerves (2016; 2nd Edition)

    Originally published in 2006, the second edition of this award-winning neurosurgical atlas is written by a notable cadre of world-renowned spine surgeons. Reflecting the enormous depth and breadth of spine surgery, this volume has been completely updated with current, state-of-the-art surgical methodologies and minimally invasive options. Pathologies include degenerative changes, congenital abnormalities, rheumatic diseases, tumors, and trauma.

    The authors have divided the book into six consistent sections: occipital-cervical, midcervical spine, cervicothoracic junction, thoracic and thoracolumbar spine, lumbar and lumbosacral spine, and peripheral nerve. Within each section, the opening chapters cover comprehensive discussion of pathology, etiology, and differential diagnosis. Succeeding chapters present step-by-step surgical techniques encompassing anterior, anterolateral, posterior, and posterolateral approaches, separately and in sequence. Minimally invasive techniques and peripheral nerve procedures, including the brachial plexus, lumbosacral plexus, and individual nerves are covered independently, following the same organization.

    Key Highlights:

    Clearly delineated indications, contraindications, advantages, and disadvantages provided for each surgery
    Operations with same opening and closing technique covered just once, thereby minimizing redundancy
    Beautifully illustrated with more than 1,000 images
    Video compendium created by master surgeons provides up-close guidance on a wide array of surgical procedures
    Ideal for both the busy practitioner seeking review and resident looking for robust study materials

    This book is an incomparable learning tool for residents, who will likely read it several times during the course of residency. A precisely edited, didactic atlas, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons will also find it an invaluable resource.

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  • Richard G. Fessler, Laligam N. SekharAtlas of Neurosurgical Techniques. Spine and Peripheral Nerves (2006; 1st Edition)

    Here is complete coverage of state-of-the-art surgical techniques for the spine and peripheral nerves. This atlas engages the full range of approaches -- anterior, antero-lateral, posterior, and postero-lateral -- for operations on peripheral nerves and in every area of the spine.

    Each of the seven sections of the atlas opens with in-depth discussion of pathology, etiology and differential diagnosis conveying the underlying scientific principles of diseases and conditions of the spine and peripheral nerves. The authors then present technique-oriented chapters containing step-by-step descriptions of surgical procedures. These chapters delineate the goals, indications, contraindications, anesthesia considerations, positions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each technique in a concise manner, ideal for the busy practitioner seeking review.

    Beautifully illustrated with more than 1,200 images, including 811 full-color drawings, this authoritative text covers all of the critical issues involved in surgeries for the spine and peripheral nerves. It will be an invaluable asset to neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and residents seeking a carefully edited, didactic atlas.

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  • Tuncay UlugAtlas of Temporal Bone Surgery (2010; 1st Edition)

    Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, this must-have atlas guides readers through the delicate, high-risk surgical approaches they need to successfully manage pathology of the temporal bone, the most complex anatomic area in the human body.

    Each consistently organized chapter addresses a different technique, beginning with a clear definition of the approach followed by a discussion of indications and key information on anatomic orientation, surgical steps, and, in many cases, surgical anatomy. Clearly labeled, full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step descriptions of common and unique operative techniques. The author, a world-renowned otorhinolaryngologist, provides detailed explanations of important anatomic landmarks and advice on how to choose the appropriate instruments at each surgical stage.

    Features:

    More than 300 full-color photographs and diagrams that orient the reader to the clinical setting
    Helpful pointers appear throughout the text to help readers hone their surgical skills
    Definitions and tips are incorporated as footnotes in each chapter for quick and easy reference
    A thought-provoking section presenting surgical techniques, instruments, and prostheses that were developed and designed by the author
    Extensive glossary that contains the most frequently used terms in otology and neurotology

    An ideal companion for use in both the dissection laboratory and the operating room, Atlas of Temporal Bone Surgery is an indispensable one-stop reference for otologists, neurotologists, and any specialist involved in skull base surgery or otolaryngology.

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  • Nobutaka Yoshioka, Albert L. RhotonAtlas of the Facial Nerve and Related Structures (2015; 1st Edition)

    Nobutaka Yoshioka, MD, PhD and Albert L. Rhoton Jr., MD have created an anatomical atlas of astounding precision. An unparalleled teaching tool, this atlas opens a unique window into the anatomical intricacies of complex facial nerves and related structures.

    An internationally renowned author, educator, brain anatomist, and neurosurgeon, Dr. Rhoton is regarded by colleagues as one of the fathers of modern microscopic neurosurgery. Dr. Yoshioka, an esteemed craniofacial reconstructive surgeon in Japan, mastered this precise dissection technique while undertaking a fellowship at Dr. Rhotons microanatomy lab, writing in the preface that within such precision images lies potential for surgical innovation.

    Special Features:

    Includes a pair of 3D glasses to view the extraordinary images that are available online in the Thieme MediaCenter
    Exquisite color photographs, prepared from carefully dissected latex injected cadavers, reveal anatomy layer by layer, with remarkable detail and clarity
    Major sections include intracranial region and skull, upper facial and midfacial region, and lower facial and posterolateral neck region

    Organized by region, each layered dissection elucidates specific nerves and structures with pinpoint accuracy, providing the clinician with in-depth anatomical insights. Precise clinical explanations accompany each photograph. In tandem, the images and text provide an excellent foundation for understanding the nerves and structures impacted by neurosurgical-related pathologies as well as other conditions and injuries.

    An exceptionally stunning anatomical reference, this book is a must-have reference for residents, and advanced clinicians specializing in neurosurgery, facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology, maxillofacial surgery, and craniofacial surgery.

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  • Edward C. BenzelBiomechanics of Spine Stabilization (2015; 3rd Edition)

    Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and highly readable reference that helps spine specialists understand the clinically important biomechanical principles underpinning spinal surgery and instrumentation so that the best clinical decisions can be made for patients. This new edition includes coverage of the latest spine technology that has evolved over the past decade, such as motion preservation technologies and minimally invasive spine surgery.

    Features:

    Single-authored text with the consistent, authoritative voice of world-renowned expert Dr. Benzel
    More than 350 new figures and original line drawings help clarify information in the text
    Extensive glossary of basic terminology on biomechanics for quick, easy reference
    More than 400 review questions at the back of the book for help with exam preparation

    This book is an excellent clinical reference for spine surgeons, residents, and fellows in the fields of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, neuroradiologists, and engineers working for spine device companies.

    Thieme eNeurosurgery is the worlds most comprehensive neurosurgical resource online. For a free trial, go to: thieme.com/eneurotrial

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  • Aaron Dumont, Giuseppe Lanzino, Jason P. SheehanBrain Arteriovenous Malformations and Arteriovenous Fistulas (2017; 1st Edition)

    With contributions from leading multidisciplinary experts, this book is a comprehensive compendium on state-of-the-art management of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). All major treatment approaches are encompassed including microsurgery, endovascular treatment, and radiosurgery.

    The text begins with in-depth coverage of cerebrovascular anatomy susceptible to abnormalities, followed by pathogenesis, physiology, hemodynamics, natural history, clinical presentation, and indications for treatment of AVMs and AVFs. Throughout the book, internationally renowned experts provide clinical pearls and insights based on hand-on surgical expertise, case studies, and evidence-based data.

    Key Highlights

    Diagnosis and treatment of uncommon congenital syndromes including Wyburn-Mason syndrome and Parkes-Weber syndrome; and autosomal dominant genetic disorders such as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) and Capillary malformation/arteriovenous malformation (CM-AVM) syndrome.
    More than 300 high quality illustrations plus videos elucidate impacted cerebrovasculature and treatment modalities.
    The utilization of preoperative and postoperative imaging for AVM evaluation and intraoperative imaging for AVMs and AVFs.
    Surgical management of lobar AVMs, brain dural arteriovenous fistulas, cerebellar AVMs, basal ganglia, thalamic, and brainstem AVMs.
    Complications and controversies including hemorrhaging, inoperable malformations, pediatric cases, residual or recurrent AVMs, epilepsy, and seizures.

    With step-by-step tutorials and classification systems for brain AVMs and fistulas, this is a must-have guide on cerebrovascular malformations. It will benefit trainee and experienced neurosurgeons alike.

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  • Rajan Jain, Marco EssigBrain Tumor Imaging (2015; 1st Edition)

    Brain Tumor Imaging is a practical, comprehensive reference that covers all the methods of imaging used in the diagnosis and assessment of brain tumors. It includes key information on the use of advanced imaging technologies in the clinical setting for the successful treatment of patients with brain tumors.

    Key Features:

    Includes more than 500 high-quality images (color as well as black and white) that help illustrate the latest imaging modalities used in neuro-oncology
    Covers advanced, functional imaging techniques, giving readers the latest information on clinically advanced imaging tools for brain tumor assessment
    Provides details on how to accurately evaluate treatment effects and differentiate from tumor progression

    This book is an essential guide to advanced imaging modalities for all radiologists, neuroradiologists, neuro-oncologists, and neurosurgeons involved in the treatment and evaluation of patients with brain tumors.

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  • A. John Tsiouris, Pina Sanelli, Joseph P. ComunaleCase-Based Brain Imaging (2013; 2nd Edition)

    Case-Based Brain Imaging, Second Edition an update of the highly regarded Teaching Atlas of Brain Imaging, has full coverage of the latest technological advancements in brain imaging. It contains more than 150 cases that provide detailed discussion of the pathology, treatment, and prognosis of common and rare brain diseases, congenital/developmental malformations, cranial nerves, and more. This comprehensive case-based review of brain imaging will help radiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons in their training and daily practice.

    Key Features:

    More than 1,000 updated high-resolution images created on state-of-the-art equipment
    Advanced CT and MR imaging introduces readers to current imaging modalities
    Pathological descriptions of radiologic diagnoses help clarify the pathophysiology of the disease
    Pearls and pitfalls of imaging interpretation for quick reference
    Authors are world-renowned brain imaging experts

    Radiology residents, neuroradiology fellows preparing for board exams, and beginning practitioners will find this book an invaluable tool in learning how to correctly diagnose common and rare pathologies of the brain.

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  • Timo Krings, Sasikhan Geibprasert, Karel G. ter BruggeCase-Based Interventional Neuroradiology (2011; 1st Edition)

    A practical case-based approach to state-of-the-art neurointerventional techniques

    Featuring comprehensive coverage of the latest developments and technology in the field, Case-Based Interventional Neuroradiology provides a thorough review of commonly encountered neurovascular diseases, as well as detailed background information on the rationale for each treatment choice. Cases center on real life scenarios with high-quality images, and offer readers a concise, practical, and up-to-date approach to the diseases neurointerventionalists face. A separate section in each case contains alternate treatment options -- including medical, surgical, or radiosurgical treatment options -- in order to broaden the reader's understanding of the benefits and disadvantages of treatments provided by related disciplines. Clinicians can rapidly refresh their knowledge on the success and complications rates of the different treatment options using the up-to-date literature review featuring the latest references.

    Features:

    72 clinical cases enhanced by over 750 high-quality radiographs cover the full range of vascular and nonvascular neurointerventional diseases
    Interpretations of clinical and imaging findings help readers to fully understand the reasons for the treatment choice and the specific goals to be achieved
    Presents tips on how to avoid complications, as well as how to recognize and manage complications
    Examples of both successful and unsuccessful cases offer a well-rounded perspective
    Readers are brought up to speed quickly with practical information on imaging findings, the physical exam, epidemiology, differential diagnoses, treatment modalities, the risks of alternate treatments, and current studies

    This cutting-edge compendium is an essential resource for both the beginning interventionalist and the seasoned practitioner in radiology, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and vascular neurosurgery. Residents will find the succinct presentation of cases an invaluable learning tool.

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  • Giuseppe Lanzino, Robert F. SpetzlerCavernous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord (2007; 1st Edition)

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of the basic science and current clinical knowledge on cavernous malformations of the brain and spinal cord. Cavernous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord begins by covering general aspects of the disease, including the natural history, molecular biology, pathological processes, genetic basis, neuroradiology, and classification of cavernous malformations. Separate chapters then address the various types of cavernous malformations, thoroughly describing the clinical presentation and management approaches for each clinical situation. Incisive review of recent literature sheds light on topics of incidence, location, and outcomes.

    Features:

    Clinical insights regarding indications for surgery, surgical techniques, outcomes, and prognostic factors drawn from the authors' extensive experiences
    Discussion of treatment of patients with specific disorders, such as epilepsy
    Coverage of cavernous malformations as dynamic lesions with descriptions of de novo formation and lesions induced by irradiation

    Neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists, especially those caring for patients with seizures and hemorrhagic stroke, will benefit from the wealth of information in this complete reference.

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  • Eric Nussbaum, J. MoccoCerebral Revascularization: Microsurgical and Endovascular Techniques (2011; 1st Edition)

    In Cerebral Revascularization: Microsurgical and Endovascular Techniques, renowned surgical experts combine their expertise to provide the most current and comprehensive coverage of open brain bypass and endovascular options currently available.

    A detailed introduction familiarizes readers with the various indications for these technically demanding procedures. Concise chapters then supply thorough coverage of surgical strategies, complications, and outcomes using case examples from the authors' own collections to help prepare readers for surgery. Enhancing the text throughout, operative photographs and angiographic images clearly demonstrate the pre-, peri-, and postoperative management of ischemic stroke, giant aneurysms, and the spectrum of complex cerebrovascular diseases.

    Features

    Extensive coverage of extracranial-intracranial bypass and the latest in endovascular therapy
    369 high-quality operative photographs and endovascular images illustrate key concepts
    A unique emphasis on the vital role perioperative care plays in optimizing patient outcomes

    Neurosurgeons, residents, and fellows will regularly refer to this definitive guide in both the operating room and the catheterization lab. It is also an indispensable resource for interventional radiologists, neurologists, vascular neurosurgeons, or for anyone who needs to learn more about these cutting-edge cerebral revascularization techniques.

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  • R. Loch MacdonaldCerebral Vasospasm. Advances in Research and Treatment (2004; 1st Edition)

    With contributions from the top neurovascular centers around the world, this valuable resource explores the remarkable progress made in treating cerebral vasospasm, enhanced by nearly 200 high-quality illustrations. Coverage includes: the role of potassium channels, the use of PET scanning, management with thrombolytic agents, decision analysis in treatment plans, and much more. You will also find the latest information on molecular mechanisms, remodeling and inflammation, experimental endothelium research, and the pathophysiology of vasospasm.

    Special features:

    Contributions from top international specialists
    Reviews all new clinical and research advances Offers authoritative coverage of pathophysiology, experimental treatments, endovascular surgery, and other important management issues
    Nearly 200 clear images bring material to life and highlight key concepts
    Straightforward text designed for easy readability and quick reference

    The study of cerebral vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage has seen great strides in the past decade, leading to significant progress in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Offering an incisive summary of these advances, here is the book that all neurosurgeons, vascular specialists, emergency room physicians, and neuroradiologists need for a deeper understanding of this multi-faceted condition.

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  • Todd J. Albert, Joon Yung Lee, Moe R. LimCervical Spine Surgery Challenges. Diagnosis and Management. (2008; 1st Edition)

    Cervical Spine Surgery Challenges: Diagnosis and Management is a practical reference for surgeons treating patients with the full range of cervical spine disorders, including degenerative spine conditions, neoplasms, inflammatory conditions, infectious conditions, trauma, and deformities. Leading experts in the field of spine surgery present their clinical expertise, providing concise descriptions of the clinical presentation, history and examination, imaging, diagnosis, indications, preferred method of treatment, alternate treatment options, postoperative management, and complications.

    Highlights:

    Case-based format rapidly orients readers to key clinical information
    Comprehensive coverage of various approaches enables readers to select the best method of surgical intervention
    Descriptions of common complications and pitfalls provide important recommendations for avoiding errors and improving surgical outcomes
    Practical information on state-of-the-art techniques including minimally invasive surgery and motion-sparing technology
    175 illustrations and images demonstrate important concepts

    This is a must-have reference for all orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, residents, and fellows seeking the current best practices in cervical spine surgery.

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  • Muwaffak Abdulhak, Shaden MarzoukChallenging Cases in Spine Surgery (2005; 1st Edition)

    More than 80 complex cases in a streamlined format

    With more than 80 complex spine surgery cases and its streamlined case example format, this is an ideal clinical reference for the professional practice. The authors outline the patient presentation, radiologic findings, diagnosis, and treatment, followed by a discussion, to help you quickly master the thinking behind planning complicated spinal procedures.

    Highlights:

    Organizes cases in an easy-to-follow manner perfect for the busy practitioner and resident.
    Covers challenging cases arising from a broad spectrum of causes, including traumatic, inflammatory, neoplastic, infectious, and degenerative.
    Includes more than 180 images and illustrations, such as MRI and CT scans, myelograms, angiograms, x-rays, and intraoperative photographs.
    Discusses the technologies pertaining to bone morphogenetic protein and percutaneous spine surgery to help the clinician remain at the forefront of the spine field.
    Covers surgical treatments of unusual disorders, including Klippel-Feil syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, dysplasia, arachnoiditis, ankylosing hyperostosis of Forestier and Rotes-Querol, thoracic arteriovenous fistula, and achondroplasia.

    This text is a must for orthopedic surgeons, spine fellows, neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain management specialists, and residents seeking the most up-to-date information and the underlying principles in the most demanding cases in spine surgery.

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  • Griff Harsh IV, Robert E. Ojemann, Ivo P. Janecka et al.;Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine (2003; 1st Edition)

    Written by a world-class team of multidisciplinary experts, here is the first definitive reference on these two highly challenging tumors occurring in the skull base and spine. Covering everything from their embryology and pathology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, radiologic appearance, surgical treatment, radiation therapy, and prognosis, it is the most comprehensive book ever written on the topic.

    Special features:

    All available information on these tumors packed into a single volume
    High-quality illustrations that make anatomy and surgical approach crystal-clear
    Contributors include: Albert Rhoton Jr., Harry Van Loveren, Laligam Sekhar, Robert Spetzler, and Chandranath Sen
    Includes alternative methods of treatment, ranging from surgery to radiation modalities, with recurrence and outcome assessment

    For all specialists who treat tumors of the skull base and spine, including neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons.

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  • M. Necmettin Pamir, Ossama Al-Mefty, Luis A. B. BorbaChordomas: Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies (2017; 1st Edition)

    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.

    Key Highlights:

    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.

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  • Ethan J. HalpernClinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function (2008; Second Edition)

    Comprehensive and up-to-date reference

    Keep pace with the latest advances in CT imaging of the heart with this cutting-edge Second Edition.

    Praise for the First Edition:

    "Well written, well organized [and] easy to read…provides everything that a physician would need to know in order to include cardiac CT in his or her practice…this book was a pleasure to read."-Radiology

    With a special emphasis on the complementary nature of anatomic and functional cardiac data, Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function-now in a lavishly illustrated Second Edition-ensures that physicians develop the skills they need to interpret cardiac CT images with confidence.

    This volume begins with a brief introduction to the essentials of CT technique, normal cardiac anatomy, and anatomic anomalies. Expert authors then discuss the clinical application of cardiac CT for risk stratification, how to evaluate coronary artery disease, and the preoperative planning for and postoperative assessment of percutaneous cardiac procedures, including coronary stents and bypass grafts.

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  • Mohit Bhandari, Anders JönssonClinical Research for Surgeons (2008; 1st Edition)

    Clinical Research for Surgeons is a practical guide for understanding, planning, conducting, and evaluating surgical research. It covers the principles of evidence-based surgery and applies these principles to the design of suitable research studies. The reader will come to fully understand important concepts such as case-control study, prospective cohort study, randomized trial, and reliability study. The book provides valuable discussions of the critical appraisal of published clinical studies, allowing the reader to learn how to evaluate the quality of such studies with respect to measuring outcomes and to make effective use of all types of evidence in patient care.

    Highlights:

    Insights from experienced surgeons and veteran researchers
    Easy-to-reference text boxes with Key Concepts, Jargon Simplified, and Examples from the Literature
    Coverage of both open and minimally-invasive surgical procedures
    50 illustrations demonstrating key points

    This book is a valuable reference for clinicians and residents in a range of disciplines, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, interventional radiology, cardiac surgery.

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  • Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, Peter Nakaji et al.;Color Atlas of Brainstem Surgery (2017; 1st Edition)

    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.

    Key Highlights:

    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.

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  • Robert F. Spetzler, Peter Nakaji, Albert L. Rhoton et al.;Color Atlas of Cerebral Revascularization. Anatomy, Techniques, Clinical Cases (2013; 1st Edition)

    A highly-anticipated addition to Thieme's classic color atlas collection, Color Atlas of Cerebral Revascularization focuses on cerebral bypass techniques pioneered by leading surgeons at the world-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Each procedure is presented with intraoperative photographs and exquisite anatomical illustrations to help surgeons master the complex microsurgical anatomy and subtle surgical technique used in managing the potential onset and condition of stroke and other causes of cerebral ischemia.

    Key Features:

    Side-by-side photo and illustration format aids in interpretation of intricate surgical procedures
    More than 1300 figures elucidate clinical cases from the Barrow Neurological Institute and other centers of neurosurgical excellence
    A DVD, featuring more than 30 related surgical cases and narrated by the authors, is included with the book
    Cases illustrate how to successfully achieve revascularization for conditions such as moyamoya disease, recurrent aneurysms after endovascular treatment, giant aneurysms, vertebral artery insufficiency, and severe stenosis
    The vascular anatomy related to each bypass technique is illustrated and described in the sections showcasing the clinical cases treated by the technique

    This comprehensive atlas is an ideal reference for practicing neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, and interventional neuroradiologists, and it will be a relevant volume in their medical library for years to come.

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  • Wolfgang T. Koos, Christian Matula, Johannes LangColor Atlas of Microneurosurgery of Acoustic Neurinomas (2002; 1st Edition)

    In Wolfgang Koos' final work, a lifetime of experience in the surgical treatment of the acoustic neurinoma is presented in the style of the brilliantly successful Koos-Spetzler microneurosurgery series.

    Diagnosis is a strong point of this atlas, as surgical strategies are planned according to the anatomic location and growth pattern of these tumors.

    The preoperative considerations, operating room set-up, patient positioning, and neuronavigational equipment are described for microsurgery in the cerebellopontine angle region.

    The operative techniques for removing acoustic neurinomas in correlation with size and extension of the tumor are then provided in step-by-step detail; intraoperative photographs are paired with explanatory colored line drawings of astonishing clarity.

    Finally, the tumors of the cerebellopontine angle that may mimic acoustic neurinoma are described.

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