Pediatric Neurosurgery: Surgery of the Developing Nervous System

Pediatric Neurosurgery: Surgery of the Developing Nervous System

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By (author) Robert L. McLaurin, By (author) Etc., Revised by William R. Cheek

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  • Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 654 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 298mm x 32mm | 2,087g
  • Publication date: 6 May 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0721637671
  • ISBN 13: 9780721637679
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 811 ills

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Paediatric Neorosurgery has once agina been updated from beginning to end - in a New 3rd edition that brings you even more authoritative,, up-to-the-minute clinical guidance than ever before! 70 respected authorities present you with their preferred techniques for managing paediatric neurological disorders - both common and rare, congenial and acquired. You'll explore state-of-the-art procedures and diagnostic tips for everything from post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus in the premature infant, to optic nerve gliomas and other tumors involving the optic nerve and chiasm. This essential resource delivers: state-of-the-art procedures for the vast majority of common and uncommon neurological diseases and disorders you might encounter in practice clear descriptions of the latest understanding on the embryonic development of the nervous system, along with current information on etiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis valuable information on ethical and legal considerations in developmental anomalies to help you make appropiate decisions and avoid potential problems. Here's whats new in this 3rd edition: all chapters dealing with the embryology and abnormal development of the nervous system have been completely updated to incorporate the very latest discoveries bibliographic references cover the most up-to-the-minute literature available in the field new surgical techniques appear throughout along with the most recent technological innovations.

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Table of contents

PART I: Developmental Abnormalities. David Mclone Normal and Abnormal Early Development of the Nervous System. Normal and Abnormal Development of the Spine. Spina Bifida. The Tethered Spinal Cord. Encephalocele and Dermal Sinuses. Arachnoid Cysts. Craniosynostosis. Craniofacial Surgery. Abnormalities of the Craniocervical Junction. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Developmental Anomalies of the Nervous System. PART II: Hydrocephalus. Donald Reigel Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Interface. Hydrocephalus: Etiology, Patholgoic Effects and Natural History. Treatment of Hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts: Complications and Results. Congenital CSF Anomalies of the Posterior Fossa. Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in the Premature Infant. PART III: Trauma. Marion Walker. Management of Scalp Injuries. Skull Fractures. Acute Traumatic Cerebral Injuries. Post Traumatic Hematomas. Late Complications of Head Injury. Intracranial Hypertension: Mechanisms and Management. Spinal Cord Injury. Peripheral Nerve Injuries. PART IV: Neoplasms. Arthur Marlin. Introductory Survey of Brain Tumors. Cerebellar Astrocytomas. Medulloblastomas. Brianstem Tumors: Surgical Indications. Miscellaneous Posterio Fossa Tumors. Tumors of the Cerebral Hemispheres. Intraventricular Tumors. Optic Nerve Gliomas and Other Tumors Involving the Optic Nerve and Chiasm. Craniopharyngiomas. Pineal Region Tumors. Tumors of the Skull and Metastatic Brain Tumors. Intramedullary Tumors of the Spinal Cord. Extramedullary Spinal Tumors. Phakomatoses: Surgical Considerations. Postsurgery Management of Brain Tumors. Part V. Infections. Donald H. Reigel. Suppurative Central Nervous System Infections. Part VI. Vascular Disease. Donald H. Reigel Ischemic Strokes and Moyamoya Syndrome. Vascular Malformations of the Brain. Intracranial Hemorrhage Due to Nonstructural Causes. Interventional Neuroradiology. Part VII. Application of Newer Technologies. Marion L. Walker&