- (2019; 9th Edition)Handbook of NeurosurgeryShow details
The quintessential neurosurgical handbook for day-to-day practice!
Now in an updated ninth edition, Handbook of Neurosurgery by Mark Greenberg is synonymous with the most classic neurosurgical handbook published to-date. It has enjoyed legendary status as the go-to manual for legions of neurosurgeons for more than a quarter century. The comprehensive and conveniently compact book brings together a wide range of clinical practice guidelines from disparate sources into an amazing one-stop resource.
Renowned for its depth and breadth, the updated text with nearly 1,800 pages encompasses the entire spectrum of neurosurgery including anatomy, physiology, differential diagnosis, and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management. The text covers a huge scope of inherited, developmental, and acquired neurological disorders impacting pediatric to geriatric patients. The easy-to-navigate print and electronic formats provide an intuitive foundation for studying the field of neurosurgery.
Boxed summaries, key concepts, tables, practice guidelines, signs/symptoms, and "booking the case" highlight and clarify salient points
Thousands of well-organized cross references, index entries, and literature citations provide additional study sources
Significant revisions to the tumor section reflect a wealth of up-to-date information including treatments, guidelines, sources, and more
The addition of new figures enhances understanding of diseases
As with prior editions, this must-have daily reference book does a magnificent job making essential neurosurgical information, current trends, breakthrough research, and reviews readily accessible to all neurosurgeons and allied health practitioners.
- (2019; 3rd Edition)Oculoplastic SurgeryShow details
The definitive resource on reconstructive and aesthetic oculo-facial surgery
Oculoplastic Surgery, Third Edition by Brian Leatherbarrow, reflects more than 25 years of experience and multidisciplinary collaboration in treating patients with a wide spectrum of oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal conditions. The third edition builds on the highly acclaimed prior editions, with expanded coverage of oculo-facial surgery procedures and management of complications.
The book is pragmatically organized in seven sections and 29 chapters, starting with basic and applied anatomy, followed by procedure-specific sections on eyelid surgery, cosmetic surgery, orbital surgery, lacrimal surgery, anophthalmic socket surgery, and trauma. Updates include an expanded applied anatomy chapter, prevention and management of dermal filler complications, a new approach to the management of patients with acquired blepharoptosis, and the surgical approaches to optic nerve sheath fenestration.
A focus on periocular anatomy and adjacent structures, with in-depth descriptions of applied anatomy for each procedure
Discussion of pertinent clinical signs, investigations, surgical indications, important technical considerations, and complications
Lavishly illustrated with more than 2,000 color photos and exceptional computer-generated artist drawings
Numerous surgical videos enhance understanding of procedures such as Müller's muscle resection, levator advancement, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, entropion and ectropion surgery, enucleation of the eye, dermis fat graft harvesting, structural fat grafting, endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy, Lester Jones tube insertion, temporal direct brow lift, and more
Pragmatic and visually stunning, this is a must-have oculoplastic surgery resource for ophthalmologists. Residents and practitioners in plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, ENT surgery, dermatology, radiology, and neurosurgery will also greatly benefit from this remarkable resource.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Facial Danger Zones: Staying safe with surgery, fillers and non-invasive devicesShow details
The definitive one-stop reference on safely navigating highly complex facial anatomy
The primary goal of Facial Danger Zones: Staying safe with surgery, fillers and non-invasive devices is to help surgeons achieve optimal results and maximize safe outcomes for a wide array of facial cosmetic procedures. Authored by internationally renowned plastic surgeon Rod Rohrich and distinguished co-authors James Stuzin, Erez Dayan, and E. Victor Ross, this user-friendly book provides multidisciplinary insights and expert knowledge on intricate facial anatomy, navigating safe and dangerous facial zones, and the use of minimally invasive technologies.
The book is divided into three sections:
Part one provides an overview of facial tissue anatomy and fat compartments, facial nerve danger zones, specific nerve branches, protective measures, and technical dissection considerations for safe facelift surgery.
Part two covers fillers and neuromodulators with pearls and in-depth guidance on staying safe using six different facial danger zones.
Part three details the safe use of energy-based devices such as ablative and non-ablative lasers, combination chemical peels, radiofrequency, and cryolipolysis.
Superb facial nerve dissection safety tips for cosmetic procedures such as facelifts
Facial danger zones and the prevention and consequences of injury graphically described through cadaver dissections, illustrations, and patient case photographs
Visually-rich text describes how to safely and efficaciously administer lasers, chemical peels, noninvasive fat removal, and skin tightening devices
More than 20 succinct videos posted online enhance understanding of various safe approaches
This remarkable resource is destined to be the trusted, go-to companion for trainee and veteran surgeons who specialize in plastic, facial plastic, dermatologic, oculoplastic, and head and neck surgery, as well as other practitioners who treat these patients.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Imaging in Neurovascular Disease: A Case-Based ApproachShow details
Unique case-based reference presents high-yield images and expertise focused on vascular neuroradiology
Imaging in Neurovascular Disease: A Case-Based Approach by Waleed Brinjikji and Timo Krings is unique in its approach, detailing diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology cases based on radiologic findings. The book explores the key role vascular imaging can play in treatment decision making, prognostication, and improving the understanding of the pathophysiology of neurovascular diseases.
Spread over 11 chapters, this book covers a full spectrum of neurovascular diseases spanning the age continuum, starting with acute ischemic stroke, concluding with spinal vascular disease. All vascular neuroradiology cases follow a consistent format. After a succinct introduction describing the clinical scenario with relevant case images, the authors present key facts about the disease and the integral role of different neurovascular imaging procedures in disease management. Imaging findings are discussed in depth, with insightful clinical pearls on image-guided procedures and tips on managing potential pitfalls.
About 600 high-quality noninvasive images, such as MR angiography/MR imaging, CT angiography/CT perfusion, with angiography where applicable, elucidate a spectrum of findings
Analysis of the imaging appearance of a diverse array of common to rare neurovascular diseases provides diagnostic and treatment insights
Each case concludes with the most important points clinicians need to know, high-yield facts about a specific cerebrovascular disease, and suggested readings for further exploration
This unique case-based book is essential reading for radiology, neurology and neurosurgery residents. It will greatly benefit neurovascular disease specialists including radiologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists as well as interested in furthering their knowledge on the use of neuroimaging to guide neurointerventional and neurosurgical procedures to treat cerebrovascular disease.
- (2019; 2nd Edition)Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: Preoperative Assessment and Surgical TreatmentShow details
The definitive guide to surgical management of epilepsy in pediatric patients
This fully revised and updated second edition of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery, edited by internationally renowned pediatric neurosurgeons and epilepsy surgery experts Oğuz Çataltepe and George Jallo, fills a void in the literature, encompassing the full spectrum of topics related to the surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy and seizures in children. The prodigiously illustrated book and its accompanying videos feature contributions from distinguished specialists in several different countries across a wide range of disciplines.
From epidemiology, genetics, pathology, preoperative electrophysiological assessment and neuroimaging to state-of-the-art surgical approaches, this remarkable resource covers the full depth and breadth of surgical management of pediatric epilepsy. Topics include awake anesthesia, intracranial stimulation and mapping techniques, temporal and extratemporal epilepsy surgery techniques, insular, multilobar and hemispheric surgery approaches, and diverse disconnection, neuromodulation, and ablative procedures. Insights are provided on postoperative issues including seizure control, neuropsychological and psychosocial outcomes, surgical failure and re-operation, and much more.
A review of topographic anatomy of the cerebral cortex and white matter with numerous illustrations provides enhanced understanding of eloquent anatomy.
Discussion of cutting-edge techniques such as stereo-electroencephalography, multi-modality imaging and tractography, endoscopic and laser ablation approaches in hypothalamic hamartomas, peri-insular quadrantotomy, and various hemispherotomy approaches.
Overview of common cortical stimulation and mapping techniques including magnetic and electrical stimulation modalities, functional MRI, and the WADA test.
13 videos demonstrate seizure semiology, stimulation, awake surgery, hemispherotomy, amygdalohippocampectomy, and endoscopic corpus callosotomy.
This state-of-the-art resource is a must-have for epilepsy surgeons and epileptologists. It will also greatly benefit neurosurgeons, neurologists, clinical neuropsychologists, electrophysiologists, neuroradiologists, residents, fellows, and medical students involved in the assessment and surgical management of epilepsy in pediatric patients.
- (2019; 2nd Edition)The Business of Plastic Surgery: Navigating a Successful CareerShow details
This incomparable guide optimizes a career in plastic surgery from medical school through retirement!
Long years of demanding clinical training produce masters in the OR who often receive no instruction in the art of practice management or fundamental business topics. The Business of Plastic Surgery: Navigating a Successful Career, Second Edition, by Joshua Korman and Heather Furnas, spotlights recent innovations, including advances in technology, digital marketing, and practice trends in private, group, and academic medicine. Aspects of plastic surgery rarely written about in textbooks include thoughtful perspectives on underrepresentation by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.
Every conceivable aspect of establishing and growing a thriving plastic surgery practice is covered, including motivation of staff, effective management, and financial oversight. From sample group contracts to formulas for vetting machine ROI, the tools included serve as a compass in navigating every step along the way—from medical school and residency to early, mid, and late career, through transitions in and out of the profession.
An all-star list of contributors share expertise, trade secrets, and clinical pearls—from board-certified plastic surgeons and practice managers to lawyers and consultants
A wide variety of useful topics include landing a first job, thriving in academic practice, setting up a practice, running a successful medspa, and planning for retirement
Discussion of sensitive issues relevant to practice today include preventing and overcoming physician burnout and achieving work–life balance
The forthright insights and experiences that these seasoned professionals share will enable all plastic surgeons to practice smarter. This extraordinary resource is essential reading for every aspiring plastic and aesthetic surgeon, individuals starting in practice, and those along the full arc of a career.
- (2019; 2nd Edition)Head and Neck Cancer: Management and ReconstructionShow details
Head and Neck Cancer: Management and Reconstruction, 2nd Edition by Eric M. Genden masterfully blends two lauded Thieme books, Reconstruction of the Head and Neck, focusing on defect repair, and Head and Neck Cancer, a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to treatment. A significant increase in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in the U.S. and other countries, especially among men, is attributed to high-risk subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV associated tonsillar cancer and base of tongue cancer account for 90% of all oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Internationally renowned authors share the latest knowledge on HPV and other causes of head and neck cancers, from diagnosis to cutting-edge treatments.
Thirty richly illustrated chapters feature open and endoscopic ablative techniques for treating a full spectrum of carcinomas and associated defects of the buccal, mandible and composite, laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, and parotid. The book encompasses the nuances of each pathology, step-by-step procedural guidance, clinical pearls, and the latest reconstructive techniques such as 3-D. For each disease, the authors discuss management concepts followed by principles of reconstruction and functional rehabilitation. Special topics include patient surveillance, monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy, microvascular reconstruction, and minimizing wound complications.
State-of-the-art management of carcinomas impacting the oral and nasal cavities, salivary glands, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid, anterior skull base, skin, and more
A chapter devoted to transoral robotic management of the oropharynx includes epidemiology, etiology, anatomy, staging, clinical presentation, diagnosis, work-up, and case studies
About 600 high-quality illustrations and photos elucidate complex anatomy and surgical approaches
Concise videos posted online in the Thieme MediaCenter provide insightful hands-on surgical guidance
This is the definitive, one-stop resource on the use of ablative and reconstructive approaches for head and neck cancers. Residents, fellows, and veteran practitioners in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology will benefit from this comprehensive reference.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Controversies in NeuroendoscopyShow details
A unique perspective on neuroendoscopic versus microsurgical techniques from world-renowned neurosurgeons
In the last two decades, neuroendoscopy has evolved from a fringe neurosurgical tool to an established subspecialty focusing on the treatment of diverse cranial and spinal diseases. Today, neuroendoscopic technology is widely used to treat supratentorial diseases, skull base pathologies, craniocervical diseases, and spinal pathologies. Despite the expanded use of neuroendoscopy across several subspecialties, its benefits and disadvantages versus those of traditional microsurgical methods remain highly controversial. Contradictory evidence in the neurosurgical literature adds to the surgical decision-making challenges for veteran and novice practitioners alike.
Controversies in Neuroendoscopy by Peter Nakaji and Hasan Zaidi fills an unmet need for a book encompassing best practices, patient selection, and limitations and advantages of neuroendoscopic surgical approaches. Each case presents firsthand knowledge of internationally esteemed neurosurgeons, with a moderator, an endoscopic expert, and an expert in traditional microsurgical approaches. The unique discussion of neuroendoscopy versus microsurgery enables readers to compare the benefits and pitfalls of endoscopic and open microsurgical procedures for a wide range of conditions.
In-depth comparative guidance on applications of the flexible endoscope, rigid endoscope, 3D endoscope, and high-definition 2D endoscope versus the microscope
A full spectrum of neurological conditions across the age continuum with comparative approaches for skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, hydrocephalus, spinal surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and arachnoid cyst fenestration
Radiological imaging and intraoperative photographs enhance cases and provide precise, insightful technical guidance
High-quality color illustrations from the skilled medical illustrators at Barrow Neurological Institute reinforce key points and surgical techniques
Neurosurgery residents, neurosurgeons, and spine surgeons will all benefit from reading this remarkable book cover to cover, and they will no doubt use it as a go-to resource for specific cases.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Ear Surgery Illustrated: A Comprehensive Atlas of Otologic Microsurgical TechniquesShow details
This richly illustrated ear microsurgery atlas shows a picture is worth a thousand words!
In order to envision a three-dimensional picture of the surgical space and ultimately to master surgery, surgeons need thorough visual and clinical knowledge of anatomy. Ear Surgery Illustrated: A Comprehensive Atlas of Otologic Microsurgical Techniques by renowned surgeon Robert Jackler and illustrator Christine Gralapp reflects more than three decades of collaboration.
The color illustrations herein communicate a wealth of surgical anatomy and technique with exceptional clarity and precision. Succinct, insightful text paired with the drawings delineate key landmarks, define crucial relationships, and elucidate complex concepts. Fifteen chapters encompass the broad spectrum of modern otological surgery practice — from commonplace procedures to complex tertiary-quaternary operative care. The appendix features helpful educational handouts surgeons can give to patients.
More than 1,100 precise full-color illustrations with explanatory text cover a broad range of microsurgical approaches
A wide range of surgical procedures including stapes surgery, tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, mastoidectomy, vestibular surgery, cochlear implants, temporal bone resection, and petrous apicectomy
Management of various diseases and conditions such as cholesteatoma, facial nerve issues, temporal bone fractures, hearing loss, encephaloceles, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and pulsatile tinnitus
Stepwise procedural guidance throughout the atlas enables novice otolaryngologists and subspecialty otologists to achieve optimal surgical outcomes. Experienced surgeons will find insightful tips and helpful tricks to refine skills and tackle more complex technical challenges encountered in practice.
Paired with Robert Jackler's and Christine Gralapp's Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology Second Edition, the two books meld visual and clinical knowledge into remarkable resources covering otological, neurotological, and lateral skull base surgery techniques.
- (2019; 2nd Edition)Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery: Surgical Anatomy and its ApplicationsShow details
Outstanding endoscopic skull base surgical resource presents cutting-edge approaches from multidisciplinary global experts
Transnasal endoscopic skull base and brain surgery have undergone major technical advances in recent years. The accumulation of experience and exciting technological innovations – including high-definition cameras, more ergonomic and precise surgical instruments, as well as new hemostatic agents – have enabled safer and more efficacious treatment of lesions affecting highly complex and delicate regions. This fully revised and updated second edition of Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery: Surgical Anatomy and its Applications builds on the acclaimed first edition, focusing on the correlation between endoscopic skull base anatomy and state-of-the-art clinical applications. Among these are the transplanum/transtuberculum, transcribrifom, transclival, and craniocervical junction surgical approaches.
Renowned skull base surgeon Aldo Stamm and leading worldwide experts have compiled a comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook with 72 chapters in 14 sections, didactically organized by regions and diseases. Detailed descriptions of sinonasal, orbital, cranial base, and intracranial anatomy, imaging modalities, and in-depth surgical navigation techniques form the foundation of this remarkable book. The content reflects significant knowledge and diverse perspectives from masters in neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, neuroendocrinology, intensive care, neuro-anesthesiology, and other disciplines.
Chapter summaries and highlights facilitate understanding and retention of complex concepts
1,500 beautiful anatomical, operative, and dissection illustrations and photographs enhance understanding of impacted areas
18 accompanying videos provide guidance on endoscopic transnasal approaches in patients with diverse skull base diseases
Pearls, pitfalls, and nuances throughout this book provide invaluable insights on achieving optimal outcomes
Neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists–head and neck surgeons, and others will greatly benefit from the step-by-step endoscopic procedural guidance and tips in this quintessential skull base surgical reference.
- (2019; 1st Edition)The Craniotomy AtlasShow details
Given that the great majority of brain surgeries are preceded by a craniotomy, mastering the procedure is essential for junior residents. Choosing the appropriate craniotomy and executing it safely is the difference between a straightforward case with good access to the target and a procedure where access to the target is needlessly traumatic and may even be impossible.
Professor Raabe's The Craniotomy Atlas provides precise instructions for performing all common neurosurgical cranial exposures, including: convexity approaches, midline approaches, skull base approaches, transsphenoidal approaches and more. Instructions for each craniotomy include positioning, head fixation, aesthetic considerations, and protecting the dura mater.
More than 600 high-quality operative photographs and brilliant illustrations support the step-by-step descriptions, with all the precision and attention to detail that neurosurgeons have come to expect from the editor Professor Raabe, and the associate editors Professors Meyer, Schaller, Vajkoczy, and Winkler.
Full coverage of complications and risk factors
Checklist with summaries of the critical steps
All residents and trainees in neurosurgery will treasure this essential resource, which will help build confidence when performing these critical neurosurgical procedures.
- (2019; 3rd Edition)Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board ReviewShow details
The quintessential neurosurgical text review for acing the ABNS written exam!
Since its publication nearly 20 years ago, Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review has garnered legendary status as the leading high-yield review for neurosurgical residents preparing for the ABNS primary exam. The updated third edition by Jonathan S. Citow and associate editors R. Loch Macdonald, Ross C. Puffer, Syed I. Khalid, Bob S. Carter, Alan R. Cohen, Robert J. Spinner, and Daniel Refai reflects technological advances made in the last decade. Seven comprehensive, systematically formatted chapters succinctly cover the tested core topics: anatomy, physiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care.
The streamlined outline format and handy tables enhance memorization and retention of knowledge
About 200 high quality illustrations and images, many in full color, detail impacted anatomy and processes
Each chapter begins with an introduction, followed by thorough, yet concise sections encompassing important concepts, disease states, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches
As with prior editions, this reader-friendly textbook does a remarkable job summarizing the vast data and knowledge required to ace the ABNS exam. The new edition is destined to build on its legacy as an indispensable resource for every young neurosurgeon sitting for the exam.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Sagittal Balance of the Spine: From Normal to Pathology: A Key for Treatment StrategyShow details
Unique resource from internationally renowned experts details the key role of sagittal spine balance
Through evolution, human verticality became associated with a wide range of normal pelvic shapes and associated pelvic incidence angles (PIs). While all types of sagittal alignment generally provide adequate support to young adults, age, stress, and related degeneration can progressively lead to sagittal imbalance and contribute to various spinal pathologies.
Sagittal Balance of the Spine by Pierre Roussouly, João Luiz Pinheiro-Franco, Hubert Labelle, Martin Gehrchen, and a cadre of esteemed international contributors focuses on the importance of sagittal alignment and spino-pelvic shape identification in clinical practice. Offering the most comprehensive text on sagittal balance to date, this state-of-the-art, richly illustrated book fills a void in the literature, offering clinical pearls throughout seven sections and 24 chapters.
The biomechanics of sagittal balance including spine modeling, primary parameters, spinal curves segmentation, and lumbar lordosis classification
The role of sagittal balance in low back pain and degeneration, with discussion of spinal orientation and the contact forces theory, spinal degeneration associated with spinopelvic morphotypes, and compensatory mechanisms
Comprehensive analysis of the relationship between sagittal imbalance and isthmic lysis spondylolisthesis, degenerative spondylolisthesis, Scheuermann's kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and adult scoliosis
Posterior and anterior treatment approaches – from spinal fixation and spinal fusion – to spinal osteotomy techniques and management of surgical failure
This text is essential reading for every neurosurgical and orthopaedic resident, as well as veteran surgeons who evaluate and treat patients with spine conditions. Clinicians will learn why incorporating sagittal balance evaluations into spinal exams is integral to devising more effective treatment strategies and achieving improved outcomes.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Handbook of Otolaryngic AllergyShow details
The quintessential how-to guide on treating allergies for day-to-day practice
While encyclopedic tomes on the treatment of allergies have a place on the library shelves of otolaryngologists, Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy provides a user-friendly office resource clinicians can consult on a daily basis. Written by Christine Franzese, Cecelia Damask, Sarah Wise, and Matthew Ryan, the book encompasses the basic science of allergies, essential knowledge, and how to perform each procedure.
Part one starts with basic immunology and allergic rhinitis definition and classifications, followed by discussion of sensitivities vs. clinical allergies, the unified airway concept, and different classes of inhalant allergens. Parts two and three detail all aspects of diagnosis and diverse skin testing methods such as Specific IgE testing. Subsequent parts discuss current treatment methods, allergy emergencies such as anaphylaxis, atopic disorders, and professional issues clinicians must tackle to successfully incorporate allergy treatment into practice.
The use of diverse types of pharmacotherapy including decongestants, anti-cholinergics, and antihistamines, as well as biologics, alternative medicines, and monosensitization vs. polysensitization
Discussion of immunotherapy approaches including subcutaneous, sublingual, sublingual tablets, and oral mucosal
Managing associated atopic disorders such as penicillin allergy, asthma, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and atopic dermatitis
Worksheets with correct answers enable self-testing and accurate vial mixing/preparation
This user-friendly reference is a must-have companion for otorhinolaryngology residents and practitioners at any stage of their careers who treat patients with allergies.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Cervical Spine Deformity SurgeryShow details
The first comprehensive book dedicated solely to the evaluation and treatment of cervical spine deformity!
The number of cervical fusion procedures has increased in the U.S. and globally during the last decade, in part due to an aging population and higher incidence of complex cervical problems. Despite advances in the surgical treatment of cervical deformities, few resources detail modern clinical assessment, radiographic evaluation, and surgical approaches. Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery by world-renowned spine surgeons Christopher Ames, K. Daniel Riew, Justin Smith, and Kuniyoshi Abumi fills a void in the literature. It provides a concise, state-of-the-art resource on current cervical deformity knowledge compiled from the literature and recognized masters in the field.
The generously illustrated text begins with a background on the marked health impact of cervical deformity. Opening chapters provide primers on the clinical and radiographic assessment of patients, malalignment and disability scores, and the physical exam. Subsequent chapters detail surgical planning and approaches for a full spectrum of cervical spine conditions, such as semi-rigid and rigid deformities, sagittal deformities, distal junctional kyphosis, congenital cervical deformity, and hemivertebra.
Insightful technical nuances and pearls on managing surgical, neurological, and medical complications associated with cervical procedures, as well as risk stratification and patient frailty
Diverse osteotomies including low grade, uncovertebral joint (anterior view), cervical pedicle subtraction, cervical opening wedge, upper thoracic, C1-2 joint, and cervical pedicle screw fixation
Focused discussion on continuing efforts to create a clinically meaningful comprehensive cervical osteotomy classification system
Neurosurgical and orthopaedic residents and practicing spine surgeons who treat patients with cervical deformities will greatly benefit from consulting this comprehensive and unique resource.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Distal Radius Fractures and Carpal Instabilities: FESSH IFSSH 2019 Instructional BookShow details
A comprehensive summary of the state of the art in the management of fractures of the distal radius and carpal instability
Hand and wrist fractures account for millions of emergency room visits annually. The extraordinary importance of these structures in activities of daily living necessitates great surgical competence in repairing fractures, so as to preserve the vast range of motion and utility of this functional anatomic unit.
The management theory and techniques for these fractures have seen dramatic changes in the last few decades. This new volume brings together all currently established operative techniques for distal radius fractures, explained in detail and highly illustrated, step by step, with a wealth of brilliant figures and diagrams.
Comprehensive coverage of all types of injury as well as all the evidence-based therapeutic surgical options
State-of-the-art management of carpal instability, anterior and dorsal rim fractures, radiocarpal dislocation, malunion, and much more
Includes coverage of ligamentous injuries
Contributions by numerous world-renowned surgeons
This book is ideal for all surgeons in training in orthopaedic surgery and in plastic surgery, and of benefit to experienced surgeons as well.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Neurosurgical Review: For Daily Clinical Use and Oral Board PreparationShow details
Robust ABNS exam prep and didactic review of the entire spectrum of neurosurgery from A to Z
The American Board of Neurological Surgery oral examination has undergone periodic review and revision over the years, with a new format instituted in spring 2017. This review book is specifically geared to the new format. The ABNS oral examination process is relevant, rigorous, and of value to the neurosurgical specialty and the public, ensuring neurosurgeons meet the highest standards of practice.
Neurosurgical Review: For Daily Clinical Use and Oral Board Preparation by Vasilios A. Zerris and distinguished contributors is a multimodal and a visually rich prep tool for the ABNS exam. The resource provides a unique approach to studying and melding online didactic materials with audio-enhanced charts. Readers can use the material as a complete online exam prep course with audio, or use the print version as a quick reference guide.
Charts and schematics provide an excellent learning tool and study prep
The high yield and easy to memorize format helps readers "visualize" knowledge
Audio files enhance the ability to create a mental framework, thereby increasing comprehension and retention of content
Cases presented at the end of each chapter focus primarily on core material tested in the general neurosurgery ABNS exam session taken by all candidates irrespective of their declared subspecialty
This is an essential textbook for neurosurgical residents, fellows, and practitioners prepping for the ABNS boards. It also serves as a user-friendly refresher of fundamental knowledge all neurosurgeons need to know.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone CholesteatomaShow details
The cholesteatoma, strictly speaking a cyst and not a cancer, nevertheless shows expansive and destructive growth patterns that may give rise to serious symptoms and consequences, including fatality, not unlike those seen for malignant neoplasms.
The great challenge of therapy is to eradicate the pathologic growth while preserving hearing and other critical functions of the middle ear and petrous bone, respecting the proximity of vital neural and vascular structures, and the intricate three-dimensional relationships involved.
Mario Sanna's Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma is the ultimate illustrated guide to complete management of the cholesteatoma, including assessment of the full expansion and degree of destruction caused by the growths, and short- and long-term follow-up to assess and treat for recurrence.
Brilliantly illustrated with diagnostic images from otoscopy and radiology, both normal and pathological
Step-by-step description of approaches and techniques for the procedures
Special coverage of petrous bone cholesteatoma, which is less frequent than other forms but more difficult to diagnose and treat, with introduction and description of a new function-sparing procedure, the subtotal petrosectomy
Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma extends Mario Sanna's passionate dedication to excellence in otologic teaching and training into this highly complex surgical area. Practitioners, residents, and fellows will find it indispensable.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Cervical Trauma: Surgical ManagementShow details
The definitive textbook on the management of cervical spine trauma from master spine surgeons!
Understanding the clinical implications of cervical trauma requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cervical spine. Cervical Trauma: Surgical Management by renowned spine surgeon Robert Heary and a cadre of prominent neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine experts is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available to date on this topic. The text begins with discussion of cervical anatomy and the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury (SCI), SCI classification systems, initial assessments in patients with cervical SCIs, and cranioskeletal traction, followed by injury-specific chapters.
Classification systems and management protocols developed over the last 40 years have enabled spine surgeons to work collaboratively with specialists in trauma surgery and critical care to provide optimal management of SCIs and attain improved long-term patient outcomes. This book covers a full spectrum of trauma-related conditions impacting the cervical spine and multidisciplinary interventions including minimally invasive surgery, neurointerventional techniques, reconstructive therapy with bone grafts or alternative stabilization methods, evidence-based medications, and SCI rehab.
Discussion of upper cervical injuries – from more prevalent trauma such as atlanto-occipital injuries, odontoid and hangman's fractures, and atlantoaxial subluxations – to uncommon injuries like atlantoaxial rotatory fixation
Management of subaxial injuries in adults and children and cervical burst fractures
Special topics including sport-related cervical spine injuries and return-to-play criteria, craniovertebral injuries in pediatric patients, and managing comorbidities such as congenital spinal stenosis and rheumatoid arthritis
Pearls on handling potential complications and insightful guidance and rationales for choosing surgical interventions over conservative methods and vice versa
Neurosurgical and orthopaedic residents, veteran spine surgeons, and allied healthcare practitioners who treat patients with traumatic cervical spine conditions will benefit from reading this outstanding resource, cover-to-cover. It also provides an ideal go-to reference to consult in the ER when patients present with cervical trauma.
- (2019; 3rd Edition)Neurosurgery Oral Board ReviewShow details
The perfect white coat study companion for acing the ABNS oral boards!
The certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery is considered as the gold standard for neurosurgeons. The final hurdle in accomplishing the certification process is the challenging oral examination. In 2017, the format of the ABNS oral exam was revised to make it more relevant, rigorous, and reflective of recent advances in neurosurgery. Therefore, in the third edition of Neurosurgery Oral Board Review the authors have expanded on the widely acclaimed prior editions.
The user-friendly book is packed with all the essentials that are needed to prepare for the exam. It can be used either for a rapid review a few days prior to the exam or as an outline to organize study preparation. Each chapter starts with a collection of salient facts, followed by cases that simulate the actual oral board experience.
Eighty entirely new, first-rate cases supplemented by a large number of images
In-depth focus on the current state-of-the-art in neurosurgery, including endovascular and functional approaches, minimally-invasive brain and spine procedures, arthrodesis, etc.
About 200 outstanding anatomic drawings and radiographs to enhance the ability to visualize complex concepts
Complications and emergency procedures discussed in greater detail
This quintessential pocket-sized oral board review has earned its place as a trusted study companion in the past 15 years. The new and improved edition will continue to play an invaluable role for neurosurgeons prepping for this challenging final stage of ABNS certification.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Reconstructive and Aesthetic Genital SurgeryShow details
Your expert introduction to genital surgery techniques
This unique work describes the possibilities and limitations of modern reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the female and male genitalia.
Reconstruction of congenital and acquired abnormalities or defects – both functional and aesthetic – is a major challenge, as is individualized treatment in the case of diagnostically verified transsexualism. Surgical procedures in this highly sensitive body region require unusually detailed knowledge of the anatomy and a well-founded operative training, which goes beyond specialist training.
Written by a panel of experts in genital surgery, the work successfully links the fields of plastic surgery, gynecology, urology, and dermatology.
The specialized surgical techniques can be quickly reviewed and understood by means of concise texts and nearly 400 illustrations
Complications and complication management are directly integrated into the chapters and facilitate a realistic assessment of the risks while suggesting appropriate therapy of the complications themselves
Numerous case studies illustrate the many facets of a topic using many highquality color photographs and graphics
Special chapter on genital surgery in the pediatric population
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Genital Surgery will be an essential guide for the surgeon who wants to become acquainted with the complexities and controversies of genital surgery.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Current Concepts of Sleep Apnea SurgeryShow details
A key new reference dedicated to the surgical management of sleep-disordered breathing...
The importance of unobstructed respiration in sleep, and the long-term risks of sleep apnea, cannot be overemphasized. The therapeutic efficacy of the widely prescribed "gold standard," CPAP, is compromised by low patient acceptance and compliance.
In light of the limits of CPAP and other forms of conservative therapy (e.g., mandibular advancement devices), there is a growing tendency to explore and expand the role of surgery in the treatment of severe sleep apnea. New insights and developments in pathophysiology, surgical techniques, and implants have opened the way to increased success in treating sleep apnea surgically.
This new work by leading international specialists provides a detailed, evidence-based approach to selected advanced surgical techniques, beginning with patient selection criteria, discussion of indications for and against surgery, choice of procedure (also in combinations), and more.
Systematic, practice-oriented approach to examination, diagnosis, and treatment
Step-by-step description of surgical concepts and techniques
Superbly illustrated with full-colored photographs and drawings
Focus on those procedures that have been shown to be successful in specific situations
Discussion of outcomes, success rates, risks, and potential complications; where evidence-based data are not available, expert opinion is provided
Current Concepts of Sleep Apnea Surgery will be welcomed by residents, fellows, and board-certified surgeons in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Controversies in Skull Base SurgeryShow details
State-of-the-art approaches and insightful discussions on challenging topics in skull base surgery
Advances in endoscopic, microsurgical, radiosurgical, and pharmacotherapeutic strategies have revolutionized the treatment of skull base pathologies. Controversies in Skull Base Surgery, edited by Andrew Little and Michael Mooney and authored by esteemed multidisciplinary contributors, focuses on management strategies and treatment options for a wide range of tumors affecting the skull base, while addressing the most urgent and challenging questions facing skull base surgeons today.
Throughout nine sections and 46 chapters, experts describe the treatment of neoplasms such as vestibular schwannoma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, chordoma, cranial nerve schwannoma, sinonasal malignancies, and others. In many chapters, authors provide instructional case studies and suggestions for future studies to help clarify areas of controversy. This textbook is unique in that it tackles problems typically minimized or ignored by other texts that impact a patient's quality of life and recovery.
Reader-friendly tables feature concise summaries, author pearls, and levels of available evidence
Pearls and insights on hotly debated issues such as the role of radiosurgery, surgery vs. medical management, radical resection vs. subtotal resection, and proton-beam vs. photon therapy for various pathologic conditions
Controversies not frequently discussed in depth, including the use of lumbar drains, postoperative antibiotics, and cerebral revascularization in skull base surgery; multidisciplinary collaboration in endoscopic endonasal surgery; skull base reconstruction techniques; and the future of robotics in skull base surgery
This stellar resource will benefit all residents and advanced practice providers who evaluate and treat patients with skull base pathologies, including neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, and radiation and medical oncologists.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Duke Flap Course Video Collection
- (2019; 1st Edition)Comprehensive Management of Vestibular SchwannomaShow details
The definitive resource on clinical management of vestibular schwannoma from world renowned experts
Although a histologically benign and relatively uncommon tumor, otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons have maintained a lasting and deep-rooted fascination with vestibular schwannoma, also known as acoustic neuroma. Advancements in microsurgical technique, radiosurgery, and radiotherapy, coupled with an increased understanding of the natural history of the disease, have made modern management of this tumor considerably more complex. Concurrently, new controversies have added to the original debates among pioneering surgeons, with the pendulum swinging between conservatism and definitive cure.
Comprehensive Management of Vestibular Schwannoma, by distinguished Mayo Clinic clinicians and renowned international contributors, is a comprehensive textbook covering all the clinical aspects of vestibular schwannoma management. Eighty-four chapters written by multidisciplinary experts including otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, and audiologists, ensure a balanced view of all treatment modalities for sporadic and neurofibromatosis type 2-associated vestibular schwannoma.
Evaluation, surgical and nonsurgical approaches, rehabilitation, controversies, and long-term clinical outcomes
Detailed illustrations by Robert Morreale, senior medical illustrator at the Mayo Clinic, highlight relevant anatomy and surgical approaches
Chapter summary tables provide readers with a rapid clinical reference derived from the published world literature
The chapter "Anatomy of Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery" by the late internationally renowned neurosurgeon Albert L. Rhoton Jr. reflects his major contributions on this subject
With inclusion of fundamental principles to advanced concepts, this is a robust resource for residents, fellows, and early attending physicians, as well as mid- to later-career physicians who care for patients with vestibular schwannoma.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and PracticesShow details
The one-stop resource on deep brain stimulation for functional neurosurgeons!
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to modulate dysfunctional circuits in the brain with stimulation pulses applied to specific target areas of the brain. Globally, DBS procedures have been most commonly performed for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, but there are now new and growing research efforts studying DBS for psychiatric disorders and epilepsy.
Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practices written by the Society for Innovative Neuroscience in Neurosurgery along with Dr. William S. Anderson and distinguished experts presents the latest DBS approaches. The book begins with a history of DBS, general frame-based techniques, patient selection primarily for movement disorders, multidisciplinary collaboration, and ethical considerations. Subsequent chapters detail diverse technologies and disease-specific treatment for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, OCD, epilepsy, major depression, Tourette syndrome, emerging psychiatric indications, and pediatric applications.
Lead placement techniques utilizing currently available customized platforms and robotics
Microelectrode recording and image-based direct targeting with MRI and CT to enhance lead placement
Lesioning methods including radiofrequency, and MR-guided focused ultrasound
Discussion of recent innovations in tractography to delineate white matter tracts in the brain and closed loop stimulation
DBS has helped thousands of patients with intractable conditions, allowing for a programmable therapy with durable treatment effect. This remarkable guide provides the essentials for functional neurosurgeons to pursue intraoperative research opportunities in this growing subspecialty and incorporate DBS into clinical practice.
- (2019; 1st Edition)PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic MedicineShow details
State-of-the-art PRP and microneedling aesthetic procedures from internationally renowned experts
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling are two increasingly popular off-label modalities intended to harness the body's self-rejuvenation and repair abilities. PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine is the most comprehensive, clinically informed resource available today on these two techniques. Internationally renowned, minimally invasive facial aesthetics experts Amelia K. Hausauer, Derek H. Jones, and a cadre of esteemed contributors have written the definitive guide on this topic. Readers will learn how to evaluate and critically appraise various approaches and leverage evidence-based methods to guide best practices.
Divided into three parts, the first chapters on PRP and microneedling lay a solid foundation, covering basic science, mechanism of action, preparation, and practical considerations. Each chapter includes in-depth discussion, technical pearls, and practical tips for incorporating specific techniques into clinical practice. Part three focuses on special topics including applications and safety in skin of color, combination therapies, and managing complications.
Applications for PRP including chronic wound healing, scars and scar revision, aesthetic rejuvenation and augmentation, and alopecia and hair restoration
Microneedling for the treatment of acne and other scars, striae, melasma and dyschromia, skin rejuvenation, hyperhidrosis, and photodamage
The concurrent use of PRP and microneedling; PRP and laser resurfacing, rhitidectomy, and ultrasound; and microneedling with radiofrequency and drug-assisted delivery
About 100 images elucidate impacted anatomy and techniques; and 10 short online videos provide enhanced procedural guidance
This is an essential resource for practitioners and training providers in dermatology and plastic surgery, particularly those specializing in facial and oculoplastic sub-specialties. It is a must-have for all aesthetic physicians seeking to expand their repertoire of minimally invasive facial surgery approaches.
- (2019; 2nd Edition)Spinal Injection TechniquesShow details
Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, Spinal Injection Techniques presents the most effective methods for injecting pharmaceuticals to address acute and chronic pain originating from the cervical spine to the sacrum. This new, second edition has been extensively revised and updated with replacement of many images and addition of an extended chapter with tips and tricks on diagnostic and clinical examination. The authors' emphasis is on techniques that represent viable alternatives to spine surgery and do not rely on diagnostic imaging.
The first section of the book provides a general overview of the basic principles, diagnostics, and causal as well as symptomatic pain therapy for the spine. The second section, created in an atlas format, includes chapters on spinal anatomy and pain signaling, techniques for injection therapy of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, management of potential complications and side effects, and multimodal spine therapy. Illustrated using real-life photographs from the authors' practice, each technique-related chapter guides the reader step-by-step and with great confidence through the injection procedures.
Provides detailed coverage of injection therapy using anatomic landmarks, without the use of image guidance
Features minimally invasive spine therapy for inpatient and outpatient settings, with concomitant pharmaceutical treatments
Includes essential information on contraindications and patient consent
More than 500 color illustrations and photographs demonstrating the relevant anatomy, patient positioning, and accurate needle placement
Conceived as a practical guide and useful compendium, Spinal Injection Techniques is invaluable for orthopedists and practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a handy reference for anesthesiologists, neurologists, and rheumatologists with a specific interest in pain therapy for the spine.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Dallas Cosmetic™ Meeting Video Collection 2019
- (2019; 1st Edition)Dallas Rhinoplasty™ Meeting Video Collection 2019
- (2019; 1st Edition)Skull Base Surgery: StrategiesShow details
Unique skull-base surgical resource features strategic, technical, and philosophical pearls from master surgeons
In a sense, surgeons go into battle every time they enter the OR. Like soldiers, they must be prepared to make profound sacrifices to protect innocent people (their patients), while putting egos aside and resisting the call of fame. Skull Base Surgery: Strategies by Walter Jean and distinguished contributors provides eloquent expression to the inner voices that speak to surgeons during each stage of battle. Unlike other textbooks that only emphasize the technical building blocks surgeons need, this resource focuses on state-of-the-art skull-base procedures, important thought processes, and vital strategies required to perform them.
Size and shape variations, diverse biological characteristics, different anatomic locations and extensions, and specific relationships and entanglements with nerves and vessels make all skull base tumors unique and highly challenging. In addition to anatomy, two other important factors need to be considered every time a surgeon enters the OR – the particular circumstances of the patient and surgeon. Throughout this remarkable book, master neurosurgeons take readers on an insightful journey exploring the decision-making process of choosing and executing a surgical approach, with firsthand pearls from the battlefield.
Nine sections organized by anatomy cover tumors in the anterior, anterolateral, lateral, central, postero-superior, and postero-inferior skull base regions, and clivus, petrous bone, and ventricles
Thirty-two systematically organized chapters flow from clinical presentation and radiographic/anatomical findings of specific patients and tumors – to decision-making and execution of the surgical approach
Real-life cases enhance understanding of all the elements that go into each operation
Perspectives sections at the end of each chapter embrace the concept of diverse surgeon viewpoints on similar ideas, techniques, and approaches
This exemplary book is essential reading for neurosurgery and otolaryngology residents, fellows, veteran practitioners, and allied health personnel who care for patients with skull base tumors.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing: Care of the Adult Neurosurgical PatientShow details
Written by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with physician experts from one of the world's most renowned neurosurgical institutions, this is the first point-of-care book designed to enhance patient care at the bedside. Every chapter is written by leading authorities in their respective specialties, resulting in a concise but robust neuroscience nursing management tool.
The authors lay a foundation with an in-depth description of central nervous system anatomy, followed by step-by-step processes required to perform accurate and thorough neurological assessments. Subsequent chapters describe common neurological disorders and conditions such as tumors, vascular anomalies, and traumatic brain injury. The authors deftly guide the reader through managing neurological diagnoses and help the reader understand the treatment that patients with these conditions may undergo.
Superb illustrations and 10 animations created by master artists bring to life the anatomical structures, pathologies, and mechanisms of injury described in the chapters
Lists, tables, and boxes are organized in a concise layout that allows quick consultation and implementation
Diagnostic images, medical illustrations, and treatment algorithms help elucidate the implications of managing patients with complex neurological conditions
Appendices contain extensive complementary information including discharge instructions and checklists that are of great help to family caregivers and healthcare professionals alike
This book is an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference for nurses and ancillary staff of varied experience levels and specialties who are caring for neurosurgical patients. It is a must-have resource for nurse practitioners and physician assistants at any institution with a high-volume neurosurgical service.
- (2019; 3rd Edition)Key Topics in OtolaryngologyShow details
Often labelled an "exam bible" in its previous editions, Key Topics in Otorhinolaryngology provides a concise yet comprehensive overview that clinical students and trainees alike can use. It will serve as an ideal introduction to ENT and also prove to be a valuable revision aid for ENT examinations.
Conceived and edited by three very knowledgeable and highly respected ENT surgeonsfrom the UK with a wealth of examining experience and an in-depth understanding of the British, European, and International examination formats and contents.
Contents organised alphabetically in manageable sized chapters, covering individual topics in a systematic style with great clarity.
Liberally updated to reflect new developments in the field – with 21 new chapters, and inclusive coverage of all sub-specialties in the discipline.
An ideal introduction to the specialty for medical students, and an accessible source of reference for general practitioners and junior doctors covering ENT.
It is insightful and succinct, whilst providing sufficient detail to be used as a valuable revision aid for those studying for post-graduate examinations in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Atlas of Operative Craniofacial SurgeryShow details
This clinical book + videos embraces the spectrum of craniofacial surgery
Written by the world's foremost experts, Atlas of Operative Craniofacial Surgery with its accompanying videos is a unique resource that offers the reader a succinct yet comprehensive guide to performing craniofacial operations. In each chapter, renowned specialists share their strategies for selecting patients, executing effective preoperative planning, comprehending detailed operative techniques, instituting postoperative care best practices, dealing with possible complications, and much more.
The wide array of covered topics includes the cranial vault, reconstruction of the facial bones, orbital fracture repair, rhinoplasty, maxillary and mandibular operations, ear reconstruction, and cleft lip and palate repair
Over 1400 intraoperative photos and 300 drawings guide the reader through each operative procedure in a step-by-step fashion
Emphasis on how the procedures are performed, rather than on theory
Includes case studies that show the results of the discussed techniques
Accompanied by 20 surgical technique videos
Presented in cooperation with the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) and the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS), this beautiful atlas is essential for all those involved with craniofacial surgery, including craniofacial surgeons, craniofacial surgery fellows, maxillofacial residents, and others.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Surgery of the Thoracic Spine: Principles and TechniquesShow details
Surgery of the Thoracic Spine: Principles and Techniques by renowned spine surgeons Ali Baaj, Kumar Kakarla, and Han Jo Kim fills a gap in the literature, with content focused solely on pathologies and surgical techniques of the thoracic spine and vertebral column. Starting with a thoughtful discussion on the uniqueness of the thoracic region as it relates to pulmonary function, the richly illustrated textbook covers a full spectrum of topics from biomechanics and anesthetic considerations to neuromonitoring and neuronavigation.
With contributions from a cadre of distinguished experts, the book encompasses pathophysiology, surgical techniques, and reconstructive strategies for common degenerative, congenital, oncologic, and traumatic diseases of the thoracic spine. Dedicated chapters cover treatment options for different types of scoliosis, Scheuermann kyphosis, proximal junctional deformity, and posttraumatic deformity.
Treatment of common degenerative conditions including stenosis and disc herniations
Management of less common inflammatory and infectious spinal diseases such as spondylarthropathies, osteomyelitis, discitis, and fungal and tubercular infections
Oncologic topics including primary, intradural extramedullary, and intramedullary spinal cord tumors and thoracic spine metastases
Surgical treatment of pediatric and adult deformities including congenital, idiopathic, and degenerative scoliosis
Classification of thoracic spinal fractures, discussion of complete and incomplete thoracic spinal cord injuries, posterior and ventral treatment of thoracic spine fractures, and osteoporotic compression fractures
- (2019; 2nd Edition)Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery: A Clinician’s Pocket GuideShow details
Now in a greatly expanded and updated new edition: The essential pocketbook for rapid and correct differentiation and interpretation of signs and symptoms of neurological and neurosurgical diseases and conditions.
Exhaustive range of neurologic and neurosurgical disease and conditions covered
Vital information presented in short texts, high-yield lists, and concise tables, for maximum efficiency in diagnostic work-ups
Clinical and neuroimaging findings, guidelines and classifications, summarized in readily accessible tabular form
Statistic overviews (common vs. rare, etc.) help guide diagnostic thought processes
Special chapters highlight epidemiology, pediatric disorders, neuroradiology
Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery is ideal as a quick reference in your daily practice, or as an exam preparation guide. This wealth of easily accessed information makes it invaluable to experienced practitioners (especially ER physicians) and to novices alike.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Plastic Surgery Oral Board Prep: Case Management Questions and AnswersShow details
Passing the plastic surgery board examinations necessitates meeting extremely demanding criteria. Certification from the ABPS is the gold standard – a significant milestone requiring intensive study, passing the written exam, and the highly challenging two-day oral board component. Acing the plastic surgery boards means a plastic surgeon has already demonstrated a high level of training and education, essential elements for achieving optimal results and patient satisfaction.
Plastic Surgery Oral Board Exam: Management Q&A by Devra Becker restructures core plastic surgery knowledge into the conceptual framework needed for mastery of the plastic surgery oral board exam. It fills a gap in the literature, exploring levels of knowledge such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, as well as practical applications including fluid management, intraoperative and postoperative challenges, and ethical considerations. Questions and answers on key reconstructive, aesthetic, and elective procedures are encompassed throughout 22 chapters, enabling readers to synthesize knowledge and articulate it efficiently and effectively.
Nearly 400 Q&A mirror the type and sequencing of questions on the oral board exam
Reconstruction topics include skin cancer, facial defects and trauma, back and trunk, traumatic hand injuries, lower extremity wounds, cleft lip and palate, and craniosynostosis syndromes
Aesthetic and elective surgery chapters cover the aging face, breast, body and trunk, and hand
Current recommendations for management of coexisting medical conditions such as thromboembolism prophylaxis and perioperative management of cardiac disease
This is an invaluable board study resource for plastic surgery residents and surgeons preparing for the oral board exam. Its comprehensive core curriculum content will also benefit clinicians prepping for in-service exams.
- (2019; 3rd Edition)PET and PET/CT: A Clinical GuideShow details
PET and PET/CT have been increasingly used as effective imaging modalities in the management of patients with cancer, neurologic disease, musculoskeletal disease, and cardiac disease. PET and PET/CT: A Clinical Guide, Third Edition by world renowned molecular imaging pioneer Abass Alavi and esteemed diagnostic and nuclear radiologist Eugene Lin features the latest advances in PET technology in an easy-to-read format.
The book lays a solid foundation with opening chapters on scanner physics, radionuclide basics, study interpretation, patient preparation, quantitative whole-body PET/CT imaging, normal variants, benign findings, and clinical applications.
Oncology-related chapters include the use of PET for rare and common cancers — from brain neoplasms and musculoskeletal tumors — to breast and colorectal cancers
Updated with the latest scientific literature and guidelines
Specialized topics include Gadolinium-68 imaging techniques, pediatric PET/CT, utilization for radiation therapy planning and infection and inflammation evaluations, and neurological and cardiac applications
A state-of-the-chapter on PET/MRI
More than 500 high-quality images, including many in full color
Succinct yet comprehensive, this state-of-the-art book will enable clinicians to master a highly complex imaging discipline at an accelerated pace. Residents and veteran practitioners in the fields of nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine technology will benefit from reading this resource.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Functional Neurosurgery: The EssentialsShow details
Functional neurosurgery resource features state-of-the-art approaches from renowned experts!
For patients with inadequately treated epilepsy, tremor, dystonia, spasticity, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, functional neurosurgery offers hope. Functional Neurosurgery: The Essentials is a reader-friendly introduction to this fascinating and rapidly evolving field. The text is edited by internationally prominent functional neurosurgeons Jeffrey A. Brown, Julie G. Pilitsis, and Michael Schulder. It features contributions from authors with expertise spanning the disciplines of neurosurgery, neurology, rehabilitation and physical medicine, neurophysiology, bioengineering, psychiatry and ophthalmology.
Opening with a brief history of stereotaxy/functional neurosurgery and brain stereotactic frames, 41 concise and coherent chapters explore cutting-edge approaches to a broad range of functionally treatable conditions. The chapters yield a solid foundation of understanding of the field, with insightful commentary, pearls, and nuances from the editors. The starting question in the neuroprosthetics chapter, "Can a computer infer human intention or perception?" brings to life the exciting, inquisitive, and pioneering spirit of this subspecialty. The robust reference list provides a guide to deeper study that should continue throughout training and practice.
Imaging: MRI and CT for stereotactic neurosurgery, fMRI and resting state MRI
Movement disorders: A comparative analysis of the risks and benefits of deep brain stimulation versus lesioning
Epilepsy: Temporal lobectomy and extra-temporal surgery; invasive monitoring, neuromodulation, laser interstitial thermal therapy, and vagus nerve stimulation
Dystonia: Etiology to diagnosis, medical and surgical options
Future innovations: Exoskeletons, intention controlled, and visual neuroprosthetics
The text is a fundamental resource for neurosurgical residents during their functional neurosurgery rotations and for general neurosurgeons and functional subspecialists on procedures they may not routinely perform in clinical practice.
- (2019; 1st Edition)Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and ProceduresShow details
The management of patients with spinal conditions involves a team-based approach, with professionals and trainees contributing through their respective roles. As such, medical trainees need resources that enable them to quickly and adeptly learn spine "basics," such as performing spinal examinations. This handbook is a concise, compact guide on key principles of spine surgical knowledge — from the atlanto-occipital joint to the coccyx. It provides both professionals and medical trainees with user-friendly, insightful text gleaned from the hands-on insights of seasoned spinal surgeons.
Core fundamentals cover spine anatomy, clinical evaluations, spine imaging, diagnostic spine tests, and select spine procedures. Common surgical approaches are delineated in succinct bulleted text, accompanied by case studies and radiographic pathology. This format is conducive to learning and provides an ideal spine surgery review for medical students, postgraduate trainees participating in spine rotations, and residents.
The only book on spinal pathology and management created with contributions from medical students and residents
High-impact citations and questions at the end of each chapter highlight key topics
Detailed drawings, diagrams, radiographic images, and MRIs elucidate and expand upon chapter topics
Tables provide a quick reference, with concise information including impacted anatomy, nerves, and procedural maneuvers utilized in exams
Spine Essentials Handbook: A Bulleted Review of Anatomy, Evaluation, Imaging, Tests, and Procedures is a must-have resource for orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents and medical students. It will also benefit physiatrists, spine practitioners, orthopaedic and neurosurgical trainees and nurses, and chiropractors.