Neurological Differential Diagnosis

Neurological Differential Diagnosis

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By (author) John Patten

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 462 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 279mm x 25mm | 1,830g
  • Publication date: 25 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3540199373
  • ISBN 13: 9783540199373
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed. 1996. Corr. 2nd printing 1998
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 43,377

Product description

This unique text fills the gap between shorter texts, containing little explanatory material, and the compendia, for those advanced in the field of neurological disorders. It is written both for novices and for physicians who require an update on the subject. To understand the symptoms and signs requires a sound knowledge of the gross anatomy of the central nervous system and supporting tissues. This book achieves this using the author's own detailed diagrams, backed up with concise and practical guidance on diagnosis and treatment, as well as relevant case studies. The long-awaited second edition of this highly popular guide reflects such recent advances as computed tomography and MRI. The tutorial approach presents readers with an authoritative view of the fundamentals of practical neurology.

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"...what makes this book interesting is the extremely sober and concise style in which its subject is presented...This book is excellently structured and its descriptions are clear and informative...can be recommended without reservations, primarily to neurologists, but also, and with the same conviction, to neurosurgeons." Neurosurgical Review

Table of contents

1. History Taking and Physical Examination 2. The Pupils and their Reactions 3. Vision, the Visual Fields and the Olfactory Nerve 4. Examination of the Optic Fundus 5. The Third, Fourth and Sixth Cranial Nerves 6. The Cerebellopontine Angle and Jugular Foramen 7. Conjugate Eye Movements and Nystagmus 8. The Cerbral Hemispheres: The Lobes of the Brain 9. The Cerbral Hemispheres: Vascular Diseases 10. The Cerbral Hemispheres: Disorders of the Limbic System and Hypothalamus 11. The Brain Stem 12. The Extrapyramidal System and the Cerebellum 13. The Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Features of Spinal Cord Diseases 14. Metabolic Infective and Vascular Disorders of the Spinal Cord 15. The Spinal Cord in Raltion to the Vertebral Column 16. Diagnosis of Cervical Root and Peripheral Nerve Lesions Affecting the Arm 17. Nerve Root and Peripheral Nerve Lesions Affecting the Leg 18. Diseases of Muscle and the Muscle End-Plate 19. Peripheral Neuropathy and Diseases of the Lower Motor Neuron 20. Headache 21. Facial Pain 22. Attacks of Altered Consciousness 23. Trauma and the Nervous System 24. Neurological Complications of Systemic Disorders Suggestions for Further Reading and Study Index