Vertebrobasilar Ischemia and Hemorrhage

Vertebrobasilar Ischemia and Hemorrhage : Clinical Findings, Diagnosis and Management of Posterior Circulation Disease

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This comprehensive review of vascular disease in the vertebrobasilar circulation is based on Dr Louis R. Caplan's extensive experience and observation of patients from the New England Medical Center posterior circulation stroke registry. It benefits from an organized, uniform, and coherent analysis of all types of vascular disease involving the posterior circulation, presented by a single author who is one of the world's leading authorities on this topic. This new edition is fully updated throughout, including a review of all the literature published on this topic since the previous edition in 1996. There are major rewrites for the chapters on diagnosis and therapy, inclusion of modern imaging techniques, and extensive illustrations. Essential reading for stroke physicians and neurologists, the book will also be an important source of reference for neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons and endovascular more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 532 b/w illus. 56 colour illus. 130 tables
  • 1139019457
  • 9781139019453

About Dr. Louis R. Caplan

Louis R. Caplan is Senior Neurologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, more

Table of contents

Preface; Foreword to the first edition C. Miller Fisher; Part I. General Features of Cerebrovascular Disease in the Posterior Circulation: 1. Historical background; 2. Basic anatomy and pathology; 3. Signs and symptoms and their clinical localization; 4. Diagnosis: clinical, imaging, and laboratory; 5. Treatment; Part II. Posterior Circulation Ischemia - Specific Vascular Sites and Conditions: 6. Extracranial occlusive disease - innominate, subclavian, and vertebral arteries; 7. Intracranial vertebral arteries and the proximal intracranial territory; 8. Basilar artery; 9. Posterior cerebral arteries; 10. Penetrating arteries; 11. Cerebellar infarcts; 12. Migraine and posterior circulation ischemia; 13. Venous and dural sinus thrombosis; Part III. Posterior Circulation Hemorrhage: 14. Parenchymatous hemorrhage; 15. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysms, and vascular malformations; more