- Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (2022; 1st Edition)
The ultimate resource for learning and mastering minimally invasive spine surgery techniques
An estimated 1.5 million instrumented spinal procedures are performed every year in the US. The majority of decompressions and about 50% of fusion procedures can be performed completely or partially using minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) techniques. The full potential of MISS techniques has yet to be realized. Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery by internationally renowned MISS neurosurgeon Roger Härtl, spine-neurosurgeon Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, and an impressive group of global multidisciplinary contributors is the most comprehensive and detailed textbook written to date on this topic.
The foundation of the book is built on six interacting principles critical to surgical success, and MISS in particular: Target, Technology, Technique, Teaching and Training, Testing, and Talent. The text starts with an opening chapter on the definition of MISS and introduction of these principles. Fifty-six subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive discussion on how to utilize an MISS approach for a full spectrum of spinal pathologies using nuanced variations specific to the operating surgeon. To ensure readers are well versed in all aspects of MISS, these chapters include painstaking details on indications, contraindications, pathoanatomy, operating room set-up, step-by-step techniques, and postoperative management.
Contributions from master spine surgeons across the world provide a balanced global perspective on mastering and incorporating diverse techniques into practice
Invaluable clinical pearls including tips/tricks and complication avoidance
High-quality images, figures, anatomic drawings, and imaging studies illustrate relevant anatomic approaches and corridors and delineate why anatomic mastery is critical to MISS
Twenty-five videos enhance the ability to learn and implement MISS approaches
This is a must-have resource for practicing spine surgeons interested in MISS who wish to learn the latest techniques from master surgeons and achieve optimal patient outcomes. The text and videos also provide a robust training tool for senior-level orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents and spine fellows.
- Video Atlas of Neurophysiological Monitoring in Surgery of Infiltrating Brain Tumors (2022; 1st Edition)
A practical and succinct guide to neurophysiological monitoring for safer brain tumor surgery
The surgical treatment of infiltrating brain tumors is an extremely challenging and often highly rewarding facet of neurosurgery. The decision-making process involves deeply human interconnections with patients and relatives, cutting-edge neuroscience, and fascinating technology. Video Atlas of Neurophysiological Monitoring in Surgery of Infiltrating Brain Tumors by renowned oncological neurosurgeon Michael Sabel and esteemed contributors demonstrates the practical applications of neurophysiological monitoring to achieve safe removal of infiltrating brain tumors in asleep and awake settings.
Organized in three primary parts, the book starts with an introduction including a discussion of the impact and challenges posed by infiltrating gliomas and cerebral metastases and the philosophy behind supramarginal resection. The second part covers critical theoretical components including relevant anatomy, nervous system electricity and fields, transcranial monitoring methods and principles, and direct cortical and subcortical mapping including awake brain surgery. The final part provides insightful, practical guidance on decision making, monitoring set-up, planning of surgical cases, and a summary of accompanying videos.
Discussion of impacted anatomy, physiology of the neural pathways monitored in brain tumor surgery, and key neurophysiological techniques for monitoring and testing during resection
Instructive illustrations coupled with concise explanations enhance knowledge and facilitate understanding of techniques
Fifteen videos covering real-life intraoperative cases provide in-depth insights on applying IONM principles to infiltrating brain tumors
This is an essential resource for any neurosurgeon involved or interested in brain tumor surgery, from residents and fellows to board-certified neurosurgeons not yet trained in this field.
- Video Atlas of Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention (2022; 1st Edition)
The go-to resource for managing a full spectrum of clinical scenarios in acute ischemic stroke
Ever-evolving technological advances have created a daunting number of emergent neurointerventional protocols and therapies for treating acute ischemic stroke. This has created an urgent need for reader-friendly, hands-on resources. Video Atlas of Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention edited by renowned neuroinventional stroke experts Maxim Mokin, Elad I. Levy, Adnan H. Siddiqui, and esteemed contributors fills a void in education and knowledge with interactive, case-based guidance on mastering challenging stroke interventions. The atlas leverages current knowledge and decades of experience in acute stroke treatment and device innovations to familiarize clinicians at various career stages with a wide repertoire of techniques available in the neurointerventional suite.
The book focuses on technical aspects of interventional stroke procedures including pitfalls and complications, an overview of the most useful tools of the trade, and discussion of pre- and post-procedural care. Eighteen chapters provide comprehensive coverage on the most common endovascular treatment approaches for acute stroke—aspiration and stent-retriever thrombectomy of proximal, distal, and tandem occlusions. Several cases focus on recognition and management of complications that clinicians may encounter during emergent procedures. Topics include the importance of arterial access, unmet need in current devices, and methods for overcoming these challenges.
Thirty-eight individually narrated, high-definition videos describe angiographic and procedural cases, step by step
High-quality illustrations emphasize and delineate key aspects of complex procedures
Firsthand tips and tricks enhance the ability to manage highly challenging and less common pathologies, including arterial dissection, atherosclerosis, and venous strokes
This must-have resource will benefit all practitioners involved in the interventional care of patients with acute ischemic stroke.
- Tumors of the Spinal Canal: Surgical Approaches and Future Therapies (2022; 1st Edition)
A state-of-the-art resource on current and future advances in the treatment of intradural spinal tumors
Tumors of the spinal canal provide unique challenges in terms of surgical approaches and oncological treatment. Management requires in-depth knowledge of the intricate anatomical relationships between the tumors and normal spinal pathways, restricted corridors of entry, and limitations of drug penetration. Over the past few decades, significant strides have been made in the treatment of these tumors. Development of minimally invasive techniques and greater understanding of these pathologies has resulted in improved safety, precision, and outcomes. Tumors of the Spinal Canal: Surgical Approaches and Future Therapies by Ankit I. Mehta and esteemed contributors is the most comprehensive textbook written to date on this topic.
The book starts with two opening chapters covering an overview and anatomy, followed by three sections and 11 chapters on intramedullary spinal tumors, intradural extramedullary tumors, and peripheral nerve tumors. The comprehensive review encompasses anatomy, pathophysiology, therapeutic and surgical advances, diverse surgical techniques, and future directions. Throughout the text, readers are provided with the necessary tools to master management of these clinically difficult tumors, from both a medical and surgical standpoint.
Treatment algorithms, clinical study summaries, and differential diagnoses presented in reader-friendly tables enhance acquisition and retention of knowledge
Comprehensive analyses and pearls from masters provide insights on how to manage complications and improve patient outcomes
Discussion of current research innovations, clinical trials, and future directions that have the potential to change the treatment paradigm
Neurosurgical residents, spine fellows, and complex spine surgeons will benefit from reading this resource, while the intradural spinal tumor treatment paradigms provide an invaluable clinical tool for neurooncologists and oncologists.
- Neurosurgical Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Guide Practice (2021; 1st Edition)
A structured, evidence-based approach to neurosurgical decision-making for brain pathologies
Evidence-based neurosurgery is one of the most important pillars upon which to build decision management pathways. Effective delivery of care involves understanding the natural history of the disease and the evidence behind available treatment options. Neurosurgical Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Guide Practice by esteemed neurosurgeons Leon T. Lai, Cristian Gragnaniello, and expert contributors covers cranial pathologies neurosurgeons commonly encounter in everyday practice.
The book combines a structured approach to evidence-based neurosurgery with expert opinions, analyzes of up-to-date clinical data, understanding of patient preferences and values, and firsthand experiences to facilitate translation of evidence into clinical practice. Twenty-seven consistently formatted chapters are each dedicated to a different disease state, including brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, Cushing's disease, traumatic brain injury, trigeminal neuralgia, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. All chapters include an introduction, current statistics and data, natural history of the pathology, select papers for further reading, procedural options and outcomes, and recommended treatment protocols from the authors.
Key content summarized in reader-friendly bullets, diagrams, tables, and illustrative figures enhances acquisition of knowledge
Discussion of new developments including treatment recommendations for primary and metastatic brain tumors
Statistical data on cerebral aneurysm treatment outcomes and recommendations for treatment
New protocols for treating head trauma, closed head injuries, and spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage
This essential resource will help neurosurgical residents and junior neurosurgeons make challenging surgical treatment decisions for complex conditions, clearly and concisely and based on the best evidence.
- Techniques and Key Points for Endoscopic Cranial Base Reconstruction (2021; 1st Edition)
The quintessential guide to endoscopic skull base reconstruction from multidisciplinary experts
Due to close collaboration between otorhinolaryngologists and neurosurgeons, endoscopic endonasal brain surgery has become part of the surgical armamentarium for successful treatment of various cranial base pathologies. Today, it is considered the gold standard surgical technique for many types of skull base tumors. Techniques and Key Points for Endoscopic Cranial Base Reconstruction by pioneering otorhinolaryngologist Carlos D. Pinheiro-Neto and neurosurgeon Maria Peris-Celda, co-editor of Thieme's acclaimed Rhoton's Atlas of Head, Neck, and Brain, encompasses the most important endoscopic cranial base reconstruction techniques performed in the last two decades. The book features contributions from an impressive group of additional experts in this field.
Comprised of 26 reader-friendly chapters divided into seven sections, the book starts with discussion of general principles of endoscopic cranial base reconstruction. Sections II through VI provide step-by-step descriptions of reconstructive approaches utilizing diverse flaps including nasoseptal, intranasal, extranasal, and free grafts, followed by free flaps. The final section details management of seven challenging cases that enrich practical clinical experience, from free flap reconstruction to recalcitrant cerebrospinal fluid leak.
Decision-making rationales and pearls regarding selection of the most efficacious reconstructive techniques.
Consistently formatted chapters feature a succinct review of anatomical concepts integral to each procedure, detailed descriptions for each surgical step, and alternative options.
High-quality and meticulous anatomical dissections performed at the editors' anatomy laboratory and beautiful illustrations depict the flow of operations essential to understanding surgical nuances.
Nineteen narrated videos visually demonstrate techniques and consolidate learning.
This must-have, comprehensive resource will help skull base surgeons master the latest techniques, avoid complications, and achieve improved outcomes for their patients.
- Neurosurgery Updates: Controversies in Vascular Surgery, Volume 2 (2021; 1st Edition)
Neurovascular surgery, a complex challenge for most surgeons, is a rapidly progressing and continuously evolving field. This comprehensive textbook, Neurosurgery Updates: Controversies in Vascular Surgery, Volume 2, summarizes the opinions, illustrated case reports, and clinical pearls for practice from the web-based education program jointly organized by the Neurological Society of India and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA. Therefore, it ensures expert opinions from across the globe on the surgical management of vascular tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and aneurysms of the nervous system. The textbook covers a wide range of topics ranging from neuroradiology, evaluation, presurgical planning, patient follow-up, and counseling. The illustrated case studies and expert opinions are valuable insights from students, residents, and practicing neurosurgeons.
- Microsurgical and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base: Anatomy, Tactics, and Techniques (2021; 1st Edition)
The one-stop guide to microsurgical and endoscopic treatment of skull base lesions from global experts
A deep knowledge of regional anatomy, improved understanding of pathologies and their behaviors, technological advances, and multidisciplinary collaboration have led to more effective treatments for once inoperable skull base lesions. Microsurgical and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base: Anatomy, Tactics, and Techniques by renowned skull base neurosurgeons Luis A. B. Borba and Jean G. de Oliveira presents a balanced, anatomy-based perspective on microsurgical and endoscopic approaches to manage these highly challenging lesions. The text leverages the best current scientific literature on this topic and insights from global skull base surgery experts.
Organized into 9 sections and 52 chapters, the book starts with discussion of microsurgical and endoscopic instrumentation and neurophysiological monitoring. The subsequent sections cover diverse approaches for skull base lesions involving the sphenoid and parasellar, orbit, anterior fossa, cavernous sinus, temporal bone and jugular foramen, and foramen magnum regions. Each of these sections starts with an introduction, followed by a microsurgical description of the anatomy of the impacted region.
Contributions from an impressive group of internationally renowned neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists specializing in skull base pathologies
Indications, preoperative and postoperative concerns, nuances, pitfalls, tactics, techniques, and references for further reading provide a comprehensive guide to treatment
A stepwise description of the approach, high-quality four-color drawings, and illustrative cases facilitate acquisition and retention of knowledge
High-quality figures provide greater visual insights and step-by-step guidance on how to perform specific procedures
This unique textbook will help residents, fellows, and practitioners in neurosurgery and otolaryngology make an evidenced-based decision on using the most effective microsurgical and/or endoscopic approach to achieve the best outcomes in patients with skull base lesions.
- Neurointerventional Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach (2021; 1st Edition)
Unique neurointerventional surgery resource analyzes landmark literature to inform optimal patient management
The field of neurointerventional surgery is rapidly expanding with an ever-accelerating pace of technological innovations. While industry plays a significant role in designing new technology and defining indications for its use, practitioners need to evaluate and determine the most efficacious treatments for their patients. Neurointerventional Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach by renowned endovascular neurosurgeons Min Park, M. Yashar S. Kalani, and Michael F. Stiefel examines the most common disease states in neurointerventional surgery through a critical lens. The unique text leverages evidenced-based data to inform treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes.
The text is organized by 5 sections and 32 chapters, including the latest state-of-the-art interventions. Each of the chapters provides critical analysis of the "landmark papers" that established the foundation and standards for modern neurointerventional practice. An example is the rapidly changing understanding of large vessel occlusions in ischemic stroke that now strongly supports mechanical thrombectomy as a viable and important part of the treatment armamentarium.
Contributions from internationally recognized leaders in academic neurointerventional surgery provide insightful and analytic perspectives
Encompasses the full continuum of neurointerventional procedures in one resource, from hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke to neoplasms and spine conditions
The reader-friendly structure and chapter formatting facilitates understanding of often complicated decision-making
The evidenced-based, multifaceted approach to neurointerventional surgery presented in this textbook makes it vital reading for residents, fellows, and practitioners in neurosurgery, as well as fellows in interventional neuroradiology and interventional neurology.
- Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: WFNS Spine Committee Book (2021; 1st Edition)
Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and OPLL: WFNS Spine Committee Book provides an up-to-date information about contemporary care of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). It discusses all aspects of the problem from historical knowledge to biomechanics, balance measurements, diagnostic imaging, electrophysiology, surgical techniques, minimally invasive approaches, and outcome analysis. It also covers the current recommendations of the WFNS Spine Committee, which were prepared at recent consensus meetings.
The chapters are written by experts well-known in the field and covers many of the current practices and standards useful for spine surgeons and spine-related disciplines. This book will be a valuable guide for all neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, residents, and fellows.
Covers important topics such as, pathophysiology, biomechanics, incidence, and natural course of CSM and OPLL
Clinical tests and differential diagnosis, and electrophysiological tests used for CSM
Description of conventional and contemporary imaging techniques and classifications
Decision-making for conservative or surgical treatment and how to choose conservative or surgical techniques
Description of not widely known surgical techniques, such as oblique corpectomy, anterior controllable antedisplacement and fusion (ACAF) surgery for multisegmented OPLL, and anterior and posterior minimally invasive decompression techniques
Cervical sagittal balance and cervical deformity correction
Coloured illustrations, and clinical and radiological images that facilitate understanding
- Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors (2021; 2nd Edition)
The consummate guide on the contemporary management of complex skull base tumors from renowned multidisciplinary experts!
An increased understanding of the biology and molecular characterization of skull base tumors has led to innovative new approaches. Endoscopic tumor resection, surgical reconstruction, and advances in radiation delivery, chemotherapy, and targeted biologic therapy, have greatly expanded treatment options for patients with these challenging tumors. The updated second edition of Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors by master surgeons Ehab Hanna, Franco DeMonte, and an impressive group of global experts reflects expanded knowledge of skull base tumors and evidence-based advances.
This generously illustrated second edition is organized into three sections with 42 chapters. Section I features expanded coverage of endonasal skull base anatomy and surgical principles, as well as radiotherapeutic advances such as proton therapy and stereotactic radiation. Section II is focused on site-specific procedures with emphasis on surgical approaches, and Section III focuses on tumor-specific considerations with emphasis on multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Core topics of this thorough book include pathology, genetics, diagnostic considerations, surgical reconstruction, rehabilitation, chemotherapy, functional outcomes, quality of life issues, neurocognitive assessment, and cerebrovascular management.
In-depth discussion of anatomic regions of the cranial base, including surgical anatomy, regional pathology, differential diagnosis, clinical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and surgical approaches
Incidence, epidemiology, pathology, staging, multidisciplinary treatment, outcome, and prognosis for a wide range of neoplasms including squamous cell carcinoma, chondrosarcomas, chordomas, meningiomas, schwannomas, paragangliomas, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, epidermoids, and fibro-osseous lesions
Outstanding illustrations, surgical and clinical photos, imaging, tables, and videos new to this edition, enhance understanding of complex skull base tumors
The most comprehensive resource available today on the management and treatment of skull base tumors, this book is essential reading for neurosurgical and otolaryngology residents. It will also benefit surgeons who specialize in oromaxillofacial, craniofacial, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
- Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas (2021; 1st Edition)
Atlas provides insightful guidance on how to perform core procedures in the neuro ICU
Neuro ICU Procedure Atlas by distinguished neurosurgeons Jack I. Jallo and David F. Slottje is a visually rich, step-by-step atlas describing technical aspects of common bedside procedures performed in patients with grave neurological conditions. With contributions from an impressive group of contributors, the book features 13 chapters encompassing fundamental techniques, such as shunt externalization/shunt tap, lumbar puncture, lumbar drain, ICP monitor, PbtO2 and JvO2 monitors, central and arterial line, cervical traction, intubation, cricothyrotomy, chest tube, and more.
In-depth, reader friendly discussion of vital clinical issues including indications and contraindications, relevant anatomy/physiology, and complications
Clinical pearls and troubleshooting sections for each approach
Illustrations of ventricular drain or ICP monitor placement, non-conventional ventricular drain insertion points, trajectory lines for ventricular drain insertion, and more provide detailed visual learning guides
This essential resource will help neurosurgical residents and early-career neurosurgeons, intensivists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants accelerate the learning curve for the bedside care of critically ill patients.
- Split Cord Malformations (2021; 1st Edition)
Split Cord Malformations is written with the purpose of providing a complete overview of the management of this rare condition. The book benefits from the rich experience and expertise of its contributing authors in the management of spinal dysraphism in general and split cord malformation in particular. The book highlights the way a SCM patient must be treated to get excellent results. This book has 14 chapters dealing with all aspects of SCM ranging from embryology, diagnosis, and management.
Clear depiction of the types of Split cord malformations
Various classification systems of SCM are covered along with their surgical implications.
Dorsoventral spur, its pathogenesis, and treatment nuances are discussed in detail as it is a special condition needing special care to prevent spinal cord damage.
Management of SCM type I and type II needs specific attention as they are of different nature. The explanations offered in the book cover both adequately.
Protocol for SCM management is discussed along with long-term outcome.
It also showcases a separate chapter on complex SCMs. The associated pathology like meningomyelocele, lipoma, thick filum, and congenital tumors must be managed on their own merit. Hence, proper diagnosis of the complex SCM helps in planning surgical strategy.
Anesthesia consideration for planning surgery in small babies is essential which is thoroughly catered in this book.
This book is meant to serve as an essential reference resource for neurosurgeons, pediatric surgeons, and spine surgeons.
- The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care (2020; 1st Edition)
The quintessential reference for bedside medical management of neurocritical care patients
Medical management of patients in the neurocritical care unit (NCCU) often spells the difference between life or death and return to normal function or a lifetime disability. As such, it is vital that patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical illnesses receive prompt diagnosis and rapid interventions in the NCCU.
The Jefferson Manual for Neurocritical Care by renowned neurosurgeon Jack I. Jallo, neurointensive care physician Jacqueline S. Urtecho, and distinguished colleagues is a high-yield pocket resource ideal for the bedside care of patients with serious, life-altering diseases. Nineteen concise chapters encompass cerebrovascular, neuromuscular, oncologic, and traumatic conditions, as well as core clinical topics applicable to the care of neurocritical patients.
Evidence-based management strategies created at Thomas Jefferson University's Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience presented in reader-friendly algorithms, pictures, and charts
General chapters cover brain death, sodium dysregulation, nutrition, sedation, pain management, neuromonitoring, and ventilation strategies
Disease-specific chapters featuring succinct, bulleted format include epidemiology, causes, diagnostic tests, treatment options, symptoms, common clinical presentation, risk factors, differential diagnoses, and more
This manual is an indispensable resource for neurocritical care residents and fellows, NCCU nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, general intensive care physicians, and neurointensivists.
- Instrumentation for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (2020; 1st Edition)
The quintessential guide to state-of-the-art instrumentation in minimally invasive spine surgery
In recent decades, technological innovations in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) have revolutionized spine surgery. The integration of devices tailored to MIS spine techniques has allowed spine surgeons to tackle more complex spinal pathologies and generate new ways to improve clinical outcomes. Instrumentation for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery by renowned orthopaedic surgeon Kern Singh and esteemed collaborators, provides practical, evidence-based insights into important surgical decisions spine surgeons face every day. The primary goal of this book is to help spine surgeons navigate a daunting number of available devices and leverage the optimal ones to achieve improved patient outcomes.
Organized in 3 parts and 16 chapters, the text starts with the past, present, and future of MIS spinal instrumentation. The first two parts detail cutting-edge posterior and lateral approaches with discussion of required devices. The final part covers percutaneous cement augmentation, biologics, and navigation systems. The text combines a thorough review of empirical literature with expert experience and manufacturer specifications to elucidate the advantages and capabilities of currently available instrumentation.
Discussion of commonly used MIS spinal instrumentation including retractors; percutaneous pedicle, cortical, and facet screw systems; interbody cages; and fixation systems
Concise, yet in-depth technical descriptions include an introduction and potential complications, followed by design features, modular aspects, applicable procedures, and compatible devices for each type
High-quality detailed images provide greater understanding of techniques
This unique book is an essential surgical companion for orthopaedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows, as well as spine surgeons who wish to incorporate MIS techniques into clinical practice.
- Video Atlas of Spine Surgery (2020; 1st Edition)
A high-yield and comprehensive text-and-video resource for managing commonly encountered spinal conditions
Spine surgery has experienced several paradigm shifts during the past few decades, with highly complex techniques introduced at an astoundingly rapid pace. In order for new generations of spine surgeons to stay current and thrive in this innovative era of spine surgery, access to diverse multimedia learning tools is imperative. Video Atlas of Spine Surgery by renowned spine surgeon and educator Howard An and Rush University Medical Center colleagues Philip Louie, Bryce Basques, and Gregory Lopez, is a cutting-edge resource for non-operative and operative management of a diverse spectrum of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions.
Consisting of 19 chapters, the text is streamlined to facilitate learning the most important steps for each procedure. The book begins with discussion of physical exam maneuvers used to accurately diagnose specific spinal pathologies. Subsequent chapters detail extensive spine surgery techniques for managing degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions. The remaining chapters cover spinal cord, cervical, and thoracolumbar injuries; idiopathic, degenerative, and early-onset scoliosis; kyphosis; spondylolisthesis; spinal infections and inflammatory disorders; and thoracic disc disorders.
Concise, bulleted text and consistent chapter outlines feature epidemiology and prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, image findings, classification, conservative and surgical management, techniques, postoperative care, and more
A myriad of meticulous diagrams and illustrations, spinal imaging and photographs, and 50 high-quality spine surgery videos maximize learning
Technical pearls, case examples, and board-style orthopaedic surgery questions at the end of each section optimize comprehension and retention of information
This remarkable resource is a must-have for orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents and fellows, as well as practicing spine surgeons.
- Microsurgical Basics and Bypass Techniques (2020; 1st Edition)
A step-by-step manual on fundamental microsurgical bypass techniques young neurosurgeons need to master!
All neurosurgeons must undergo rigorous training in the laboratory and practice bypass techniques repetitively before performing microneurosurgery on a patient. Microsurgical Basics and Bypass Techniques by Evgenii Belykh, Nikolay Martirosyan, and M. Yashar S. Kalani is a comprehensive yet succinct manual on fundamental laboratory techniques rarely included in clinical textbooks. The resource simplifies repetitive microsurgical practice in the laboratory by providing a menu of diverse, progressively challenging exercises.
Step-by-step instructions accompanied by easy-to-understand illustrations, expert commentary, and videos effectively bridge the gap between laboratory practice and operating room performance. The book starts with an opening chapter on four founding principles of microsurgical practice inherited from great thinkers and concludes with a chapter featuring cerebrovascular bypass cases. Chapters 2-8 offer a complete one-week curriculum, with a different lab exercise each day, focused on learning basic microsurgery skills.
Twenty-six videos cover a wide array of topics – from diverse methods for holding instruments and suturing techniques – to end-to-end, end-to-side, and side-to-side anastomosis procedures High quality color illustrations clearly demonstrate basic techniques
Practical laboratory exercises include how to organize a microsurgical laboratory, essential training and skills, basic arterial and deep-field anastomoses, kidney autotransplantation, supermicrosurgery, and aneurysm clipping
Invaluable tips such as preventing bypass errors and applying lab skills to neurosurgical practice
This is an essential microsurgical learning and teaching guide for neurosurgical residents on how to perform basic bypass and anastomoses procedures step by step.
- Neurosurgery Outlines: Surgical Outlines (2020; 1st Edition)
Pocket-size, user-friendly roadmap outlines most common surgical procedures in neurosurgery!
Surgery requires a combination of knowledge and skill acquired through years of direct observation, mentorship, and practice. The learning curve can be steep, frustrating, and intimidating for many medical students and junior residents. Too often, books and texts that attempt to translate the art of surgery are far too comprehensive for this audience and counterproductive to learning important basic skills to succeed. Neurosurgery Outlines by neurosurgeon Paul E. Kaloostian is the neuro-surgical volume in the Surgical Outlines series of textbooks that offer a simplified roadmap to surgery.
Provides quick procedural outlines essential for understanding procedures and assisting attending neurosurgeons during rounds
Spine procedures organized by cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccyx regions cover traumatic, elective, and tumor/vascular-related interventions
Cranial topics include lesion resection for brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease and TBI treatment
This is an ideal, easy-to-read resource for medical students and junior residents to utilize during the one-month neurosurgery rotations and for quick consultation during the early years of neurosurgical practice. It will also benefit operating room nurses who need a quick guide on core neurosurgical procedures.
- Video Atlas of Neuroendovascular Procedures (2020; 1st Edition)
The go-to guide on safely performing state-of-the-art neuroendovascular procedures from top experts!
Unlike traditional textbooks that detail natural history, physiology, and morphology, Video Atlas of Neuroendovascular Procedures presents basic and complex neuroendovascular procedures and cases with concise text and videos. Renowned neuroendovascular surgeons Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Adnan Siddiqui, Elad Levy, and an impressive group of contributors have compiled the quintessential neuroendovascular resource. Organized into eight major subtopic sections, this superb video atlas covers a full spectrum of endovascular approaches to diagnose and treat intra- and extracranial neurovascular disease.
The book starts with a section on vascular access and concludes with endovascular complications and management. Forty chapters includes succinct summaries, scientific procedural evidence, the rationale for endovascular intervention, anatomy, required medications, device selection, avoiding complications, and managing potential problems that can arise during procedures. The image-rich clinical cases feature insightful firsthand knowledge and pearls.
More than 1,000 relevant, high quality neuroimaging findings and artist illustrations enhance understanding of impacted anatomy and approaches
Specific techniques and key steps are brought to life through more than 140 outstanding videos narrated by highly experienced endovascular neurosurgeons — conveniently accessible via smart phones or tablets using QR technology
Essential diagnostic procedures such as cerebral and spinal angiography, cerebral venogram, and balloon test occlusion
Complex neuroendovascular procedures including various angioplasty and stenting approaches for extracranial vessel disease, carotid and vertebral arteries, and venus sinus; thrombectomy procedures to treat acute ischemic stroke; and coiling, flow diversion, and embolization techniques for intracranial aneurysms, brain/spinal AVMs and fistulas, and select CNS and extracranial tumors
The content-rich reference is a must-have for all resident and veteran neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, and neurologists. Learn to safely perform a wide array of cutting-edge neuroendovascular procedures — from access to closure — and achieve improved outcomes for your patients.
- Neurosurgery Case Review: Questions and Answers (2020; 2nd Edition)
Neurosurgical vignettes in question and answer format provide robust prep for the ABNS oral exam!
Neurosurgery Case Review: Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition by Remi Nader, Abdulrahman Sabbagh, Samer Elbabaa, Hosam Al-Jehani, Jaime Gasco, and Cristian Gragnaniello provides a robust study guide for the American Board Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada oral board examinations. The second edition expands on the highly successful first edition, presenting 149 cases commonly encountered by neurosurgeons in clinical practice.
The cases are broadly divided into seven sections—tumor, vascular intracranial pathology, trauma, pediatric, functional, spine, and peripheral nerves. The chapters are arranged in a manner that mirrors the oral board exam. Each case includes a brief clinical scenario followed by questions on presentation, diagnosis, imaging, management, surgical detail, complications, and outcome. The presented information is backed by the latest available evidence-based references and data.
Contributions from internationally renowned neurosurgical educators
Detailed answers enhance readers' knowledge and provide guidance on how to respond to questions asked in the oral board exams
More than 430 high-quality images, many in full color, ensure visual understanding of key concepts
Suggested readings at the end of cases offer additional study resources
This is an indispensable, one-stop resource for neurosurgical residents and fellows prepping for the ABNS and Royal College oral board examinations. Neurosurgeons studying for recertification will also find this book an invaluable reference for rapid review.
- Brain Mapping: Indications and Techniques (2020; 1st Edition)
Comprehensive resource features state-of-the-art brain mapping techniques and pearls from international recognized neurosurgeons Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa and Kaisorn Chaichana and coeditor Deependra Mahato
Despite advances in imaging techniques to identify eloquent cortical brain regions and subcortical white matter, brain mapping is the only method for obtaining real-time information with high sensitivity and specificity. This groundbreaking technology greatly enhances the neurosurgeon's ability to safely resect challenging lesions located in eloquent areas of the brain. Brain Mapping: Indications and Techniques by esteemed neurosurgeons Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Kaisorn Chaichana, and Deependra Mahato, is a comprehensive overview of the most critical aspects of brain mapping from leaders in the field.
The book starts with discussion of preoperative aspects, including the history of brain mapping and anatomy of eloquent cortical and eloquent white matter tracts. Subsequent chapters cover perioperative aspects of brain mapping including indirect and direct functional mapping, the role of neurophysiology, awake craniotomy operating room set-up and surgical instruments, and anesthetic considerations. Diverse awake and asleep brain mapping techniques are described for various intracranial pathologies, as well as advances in postoperative recovery of neurological function including physical and speech therapy.
Dedicated chapters focused on essential sensory functions cover speech mapping, asleep motor mapping, awake subcortical language mapping, and visual cortex and visual tract mapping
Disease- and region-specific techniques that encompass extra-operative brain mapping for epilepsy, surgery mapping for insular tumors, seizure mapping, and brainstem and spinal cord mapping
Clinical pearls on postoperative issues such as rehabilitation, emergence of DBS-evoked functional connectomics, brain neuroplasticity, and radiating eloquent areas
High-quality illustrations and videos enhance understanding of brain regions targeted in different mapping techniques
This is the most comprehensive resource available to date on brain mapping and surgery in eloquent regions. As such, it is a must-have for neurosurgical residents, fellows, practicing neurosurgeons, and allied healthcare practitioners who treat patients with brain conditions.
- Surgery of the Brainstem (2019; 1st Edition)
The ultimate guide to navigating and treating brainstem pathologies from master neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler
The brainstem is one of the last bastions of surgical prohibition because of its densely packed ascending and descending tracts and nuclei carrying information to and from the brain. Although 10% of all pediatric tumors and 5% of all vascular anomalies occur in the brainstem, neurosurgeons have traditionally resisted dissecting lesions in this area. Recent advances in imaging, microscopy, anesthesia, and operative techniques have expanded the treatment paradigm for this most eloquent region of the brain.
Surgery of the Brainstem, by internationally renowned neurosurgeons Robert F. Spetzler, M. Yashar S. Kalani, and Michael T. Lawton, along with an impressive cadre of global experts, is a comprehensive guide to managing disorders of the brainstem, thalamic region, and basal ganglia. Organized in seven sections with 33 chapters, the text opens with four sections covering a variety of topics. Section I presents the history of brainstem surgery; Section II examines anatomy, development, and pathology; Section III reviews patient examination, imaging, and monitoring; and Section IV provides a succinct overview of surgical approaches. Sections V-VII cover a wide range of adult and pediatric tumors, ischemia, stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and cerebral cavernous malformations. More than 500 high-quality clinical images and medical illustrations enhance the text.
A full spectrum of treatment modalities and outcomes, including open surgery, endoscopic approaches, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiotherapy, endovascular techniques, and revascularization
An anatomy chapter featuring stunning Rhoton-style anatomical dissections delineates critical landmarks in the brainstem, thalamus, pineal region, and cranial nerves
Detailed discussion of patient positioning and exposure of various brainstem domains
Pearls on overcoming psychological, pathological, and anatomical barriers and managing complications
Understanding the basic anatomy, pathology, and clinical complexities of the brainstem and thalamic regions is essential for safe navigation and treatment. This remarkable book will provide neurosurgeons with additional insights on performing resections and achieving the best possible outcomes for patients with pathologic conditions in this delicate region.
- Atlas of Full-Endoscopic Spine Surgery (2019; 1st Edition)
Endoscopic spine surgery essentials from expert spine surgeons
Atlas of Full-Endoscopic Spine Surgery by internationally renowned spine surgeons Christoph Hofstetter, Sebastian Ruetten, Yue Zhou, and Michael Wang provides concise, step-by-step guidance on the latest full endoscopic spine procedures. The book is targeted at practicing spine surgeons, fellows, and residents currently not trained in endoscopic spine surgery who have the desire to learn and incorporate these techniques into clinical practice. It is also an excellent curriculum resource for cadaveric training courses taught at the national and international level.
The book lays a solid foundation with opening chapters on anesthesia, OR setup and endoscopic tools, applied anatomy, basic endoscopic surgical tasks, and preoperative diagnostics. Additional sections include step-by-step descriptions of the full spectrum of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar endoscopic approaches. The last section provides invaluable pearls on overcoming challenges, avoiding pitfalls, and optimizing postoperative care.
Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar and thoracic discectomy approaches
Trans-SAP endoscopic approach for foraminal and lateral recess decompression
Interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy
Cervical/thoracic and lumbar unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression
Special topics including endoscopic management of challenging cases, endoscopic revision surgery, and management of complications.
Neurosurgery residents, fellows, young practicing neurosurgeons, and all healthcare practitioners involved in the care of endoscopic spine surgery patients will gain invaluable insights from this book.
- Neurosurgery Updates, Volume 1 (2019; 1st Edition)
This book is an essential update on the novel approaches used for surgical management of a spectrum of disorders affecting the spine. Focusing on practitioners, residents, and trainee neurosurgeons, the book offers guidance on selecting the most appropriate surgical management option for a variety of spinal conditions. All the 11 chapters of the book take the reader through a stepwise, logical presentation of not only the surgical approaches but also the neuroanatomy and biomechanics of the spine, pain mechanisms, and imaging techniques. Based on evidence-based practice and the vast experience of all authors, the book guides the reader through the diagnostic hierarchy and selection of the requisite approach for managing various disorders of the different regions of the spine. The book also identifies some of the most common potential complications of certain techniques and discusses strategies for avoiding them. The various surgical techniques have been described in the form of case presentations and illustrated with the help of images. The book will be of interest to not only neurosurgeons but also orthopaedic surgeons.
- Ischemic Stroke Management: Medical, Interventional and Surgical Management (2019; 1st Edition)
A complete guide to improving stroke treatment and patient outcomes from international experts!
Of the more than 795,000 estimated strokes that occur annually in the U.S., 87% are ischemic due to blockages, while the remaining 13% are hemorrhagic associated with spontaneous bleeding in the brain. Ischemic Stroke Management: Medical, Interventional and Surgical Management by esteemed neurosurgeons Alejandro Spiotta, Roberto Crosa, and an impressive group of international contributors details evidence-based medical, interventional, and neurosurgical treatment of ischemic stroke.
Twelve chapters cover complete management of ischemic stroke, from symptom manifestation to interventions in the ER, OR, and NICU. The first chapters cover stroke epidemiology, intravenous thrombolysis in stroke, and the crucial role stroke centers play in ensuring timely treatment of this devastating disease. Subsequent chapters discuss diagnostic imaging techniques in acute ischemic stroke, neurosurgical interventions for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, and neuroanesthesia considerations.
With contributions from South America to Europe, North America to Asia, authors share diverse experiences treating stroke patients, delivering a unique international perspective
Endovascular neurosurgery ischemic stroke approaches and discussion of scientific evidence
Mechanical thrombectomy utilizing Catch, Trevo, and Solitaire stent retrievers and the evolution of direct clot aspiration approaches
Special topics include neurocritical care of acute ischemic stroke, pediatric stroke, and emerging state-of-the-art techniques
Truly global viewpoints encompassed in this unique book make it a must-read for trainee and veteran neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists across the world. This resource is also an essential bookshelf addition for medical centers worldwide that treat stroke patients.
- Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery (2019; 1st Edition)
A unique how-to guide for spine surgeons on state-of-the-art computer-assisted navigation and robotic surgery techniques
The past decade has seen major advances in image-guided spine surgery techniques, with robotically assisted approaches emerging in the last five years. While early adopters of this technology paved the way for more widespread use of navigated and robotic systems, barriers still exist. Navigation and Robotics in Spine Surgery by master spine surgeon Alexander Vaccaro and esteemed co-editors Jaykar Panchmatia, I. David Kaye, and Srinivas Prasad addresses existing issues such as the perception of increased upfront costs, intrusion on current workflow, and a lack of understanding about the potential ways these technologies can enhance the surgical experience and improve patient outcomes.
Organized into six sections, the book starts with evidence-based fundamentals of navigated spine surgery and robotics including discussion of instrumentation and mechanics. Sections 2-5 serve as a surgical handbook for spine surgeons who wish to introduce these technologies into practice or augment their current repertoire with more complex techniques. Topics range from more routine procedures such as navigated and robotic minimally invasive TLIF to complex approaches like intraoperative ultrasound guided intradural spinal tumor resection. The final section looks at future directions and potential new applications for these technologies.
An impressive group of international spine surgeons who pioneered navigation and robotic surgery techniques share invaluable tricks of the trade
Discussion of fluoroscopy- and intraoperative CT-based platforms, applications for intraoperative sonography, and radiation exposure and minimization strategies
Special topics include OR set-up and workflow, surmounting the learning curve, artificial intelligence, and lessons learned from other industries
Procedural videos demonstrate the benefits of computer-assisted navigation and robotic techniques
This book is essential reading for orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery residents and spine fellows who wish to learn about and incorporate these technologies into practice. Seasoned spine surgeons seeking to expand the scope of their navigated/robotic practice will benefit from chapters detailing advanced approaches.
- Spine Surgery in an Aging Population (2019; 1st Edition)
An invaluable primer on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of aging patients with spine conditions
The growing population of people aged 65 and older has significant implications for health care systems and spine care providers. Older patients today demand interventions that enable them to return to a functional lifestyle. Treatment of degenerative spine disease in aging adults requires in-depth understanding of changes in physiology, biomechanics, function, and modifiable risk factors. Equally important, providers need to listen to patients, diagnose thoughtfully, learn about the person's goals, and teach them in plain language about the risks, alternatives, and expectations of treatment options. This foundation is critical to developing informed patient-centered treatment plans to improve outcomes.
Spine Surgery in an Aging Population by Nathaniel Brooks, Andrea Strayer, and a cadre of global contributors reflects a rich array of expertise. With multidisciplinary contributions from renowned specialists in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, geriatrics, and rehabilitation, the book provides invaluable insights on caring for aging adults with degenerative spine disease. Throughout 21 chapters, readers are provided with key concepts, expert knowledge, and effective management strategies to avoid complications and improve outcomes for older adult spine patients.
Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis to help prevent fractures and optimize treatment approaches prior to elective surgery
Management of common pathologies of the aging spine such as cervical spondylosis, lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis and trauma
Special topics include value-based care, nonsurgical management of spinal pain, vertebral augmentation, minimally invasive surgery, and instrumentation considerations
This one-stop compendium is essential reading for orthopaedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows, as well as veteran surgeons and allied health providers who care for older adults with spine conditions.
- Handbook of Neurosurgery (2019; 9th Edition)
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.
- The Glioma Book (2019; 1st Edition)
A unique resource on glioma leverages advances and firsthand insights to enact meaningful change
Glioblastoma (GBM) or glioma is an extremely aggressive and malignant brain tumor, with cell infiltration, rapid invasion, and a high frequency of relapse. The Glioma Book by neurosurgeon Michael Sughrue is a highly personal book — a culmination of two years of writing and more than 1,000 surgeries. It presents a unique viewpoint with the potential to transform the traditional paradigm that too often informs treatment of this universally fatal brain tumor. The book reinterprets the role of the cerebrum and sub-cortex, leverages scientific advances to improve cytoreduction and reduce neurological deficits, and challenges the myth of the "inoperable" glioma.
This is the first step-by-step technical guide focused on aggressively resecting different types of gliomas. The book is logically organized, starting with a foundation of fundamental knowledge, then progressing to practical applications. Chapters focus on the skills necessary to perform glioma surgery, specific techniques, and systematic approaches to gliomas in different brain regions.
Numerous case examples illuminate concepts introduced earlier in the book and explain how to perform these procedures
About 30 high quality videos posted online provide insightful procedural guidance
The role of connectomic imaging in visualizing the cerebrum, and other innovative techniques including awake brain mapping and diffusion tensor tractography
Neurosurgeons who embrace the concepts in this book will realize they can change the glioma treatment paradigm. Continually improving techniques and viewing a glioma diagnosis as a battle for a patient's life, rather than an exercise in inevitable failure can impart progress in treating this devastating disease.
- Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery (2019; 2nd Edition)
An indispensable, single-volume resource on state-of-the-art epilepsy procedures from renowned international experts!
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting an estimated 1% of the population, about 20 to 30% of which experience seizures inadequately controlled by medical therapy alone. Advances in anatomic and functional imaging modalities, stereotaxy, and the integration of neuronavigation during surgery have led to cutting-edge treatment options for patients with medically refractory epilepsy. Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery, Second Edition by Gordon Baltuch, Arthur Cukiert, and an impressive international group of contributors has been updated and expanded, reflecting the newest treatments for pediatric and adult epilepsy.
Seven sections with 30 chapters encompass surgical planning, invasive EEG studies, cortical resection, intraoperative mapping, disconnection, neuromodulation, and further topics. Twelve cortical resection chapters cover surgical approaches such as amygdalohippocampectomy; hippocampal transection; frontal lobe, central region, and posterior quadrant resections; and microsurgery versus endoscopy for hypothalamic hamartomas. Disconnection procedures discussed in section five include corpus callosotomy, hemispherectomy, and endoscopic-assisted approaches. Well-established procedures such as vagus nerve and deep brain stimulation are covered in the neuromodulation section, while the last section discusses radiosurgery for medically intractable cases.
Chapters new to this edition include endoscopic callosotomy, laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT), and focused ultrasound
High-quality illustrations, superb operative and cadaver photographs, radiologic images, and tables enhance understanding of impacted anatomy and specific techniques
The addition of videos provides insightful step-by-step procedural guidance
This is an essential reference for fellows and residents interested in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, and an ideal overview for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroradiologists in early career stages who wish to pursue this subspecialty.
- Surgical Techniques in Moyamoya Vasculopathy: Tricks of the Trade (2019; 1st Edition)
A luminary in the field of cerebrovascular surgery brings his pace-setting work on the surgical management of moyamoya disease to the neurosurgical community
When the rare stroke strikes in children and youth, a likely cause is the idiopathic disease moyamoya, characterized by the slow and progressive stenosis and occlusion of the internal carotid artery and the arteries of the circle of Willis. A result of these stenoses is the formation of collaterals that are typically small and fragile, and liable to rupture.
While there is no cure for moyamoya, a variety of surgical procedures can be performed to re-establish and maintain adequate blood supply to the affected brain areas. The procedures described here include various revascularization techniques and recommended bypasses.
With contributions from the world's most renowned bypass surgeons
Perioperative management and considerations
An overall practical approach to this painstaking high-end surgery
Detailed criteria for analyzing the situation and choosing the appropriate procedure
General principles of bypass surgery, direct and indirect revascularization, and combined revascularization techniques
Step-by-step descriptions of these procedures
Rescue strategies when repeat surgery is necessary
Surgical Techniques in Moyamoya Vasculopathy is an indispensable guide for the experienced neurovascular surgeon.
- Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: Preoperative Assessment and Surgical Treatment (2019; 2nd Edition)
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.
- The ASSI Monographs: Osteoporosis and Spine (2019; 1st Edition)
The ASSI Monographs are a series of books commissioned by the Association of Spine Surgeons of India with the goal of providing updated information, decision-making algorithms, and surgical techniques on selected spinal problems. Reputed Indian surgeons and internationally renowned experts have shared their experience and the latest knowledge in the field through this series.
Osteoporosis and Spine is a comprehensive monograph on osteoporosis and its effects on spine by renowned experts in this field. It will be a valuable addition to the library of surgeons, neurosurgeons, spine fellows, and spine consultants.
Highlights of Osteoporosis and Spine:
Insight into the current trends in the diagnosis and medical management of osteoporosis
Detailed description of surgical techniques used for the management of vertebral compression fractures
Explanation of minimally invasive spine surgery for the management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs)
Case discussions on spinal osteoporosis and its surgical management to help readers draw parallels and learn
- Functional Neurosurgery: The Essentials (2019; 1st Edition)
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.
- Controversies in Neuroendoscopy (2019; 1st Edition)
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.
- Cervical Trauma: Surgical Management (2019; 1st Edition)
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.
- Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review (2019; 3rd Edition)
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.
- Neurosurgical Review: For Daily Clinical Use and Oral Board Preparation (2019; 1st Edition)
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.
- Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Pearls and Techniques (2019; 1st Edition)
Lumbar spine disease constitutes the most common condition affecting the spine. Degeneration among all other pathologies frequently impairs the normal functioning of the lumbar spine. Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) surgery is, thus, the most common surgery performed by spine surgeons, neuro, and orthopaedic surgeons. LIF techniques have evolved and been modified over decades for the best clinical outcomes. The advent of newer technologies and instrumentation have further minimized tissue damages. Spine surgeons, who need to be versatile, need to have sufficient knowledge about pros and cons of each approach to get the best clinical outcomes. This book is a reference resource to fulfil that purpose.
The discussion elaborates on different LIF procedures.
Provides an overview algorithm to use different available procedures in various clinical scenarios based on the advantages of each procedure.
Eminent international and national experts have shared their expertise and experiences in their chapters.
- Sagittal Balance of the Spine: From Normal to Pathology: A Key for Treatment Strategy (2019; 1st Edition)
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.