Principles of Neurological Surgery: Expert Consult - Online (PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSURGERY)
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Principles of Neurosurgery, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Saleem I. Abdulrauf and Laligam N Sekhar, provides a broad overview of neurosurgery ideal for anyone considering or training in this specialty. From general principles to specific techniques, it equips you with the perspectives and skills you need to succeed. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this new edition familiarizes you with the latest advances in the field—neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position and incisions—and shows you how to perform key procedures via an online library of surgical videos at www.expertconsult.com. No other source does such an effective job of preparing you for this challenging field!
- Get comprehensive coverage of neurosurgery, including pre- and post- operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more.
- Gain a clear visual understanding from over 1,200 outstanding illustrations—half in full color—including many superb clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, and at-a-glance tables.
- Apply best practices in neuroimaging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery.
- Master key procedures by watching experts perform them in a video library online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text, an image gallery, and links to PubMed.
- Keep up with recent advances in neurosurgery with fully revised content covering neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, new techniques in position and incisions, deep brain stimulation, cerebral revascularization, and treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury in soldiers.
- Apply the latest guidance from new chapters on Cerebral Revascularization, Principles of Modern Neuroimaging, Principles of Operative Positioning, Pediatric Stroke and Moya-Moya, Anomalies of Craniovertebral Junction, and Degenerative Spine Disease.
- Tap into truly global perspectives with an international team of contributors led by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen and Saleem I. Abdulrauf.
- Find information quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout and numerous detailed illustrations.
incision, osteotomies at the sites of stenosed sutures, placement of omega-shaped tension springs across the osteotomy sites, and possible placement of compressive springs along areas of compensatory growth (Fig. 8.6). Implantable springs are typically removed 4 to 7 months CHAPTER 8 Diagnosis and Surgical Options for Craniosynostosis 143 FIGURE 8.5 Endoscopic sutural release for right unicoronal synostosis. A, Placement of a small incision behind the hairline, over the stenosed coronal
removed calvarial plates are reconfigured to provide adequate normalization of the occipital contour and stabilized with resorbable hardware, deliberately leaving open the region of the prior lambdoid suture (Fig. 8.20). Subgaleal drains are then placed and closure is carried out in routine fashion. Treatment of posterior deformational plagiocephaly is a function of both the age and severity at presentation. When presenting before the age of 6 months, therapy consists of positional modifications
1896;119-134.) A B In 1923 Harvey Cushing, reviewing one of his own cases, commented about Allen Starr: I am confident that if Allen Starr, in view of his position in neurology and his interest in surgical matters, had taken to the scalpel rather than the pen we would now be thirty years ahead in these matters, and I am sure his fingers must many times have itched when he stood alongside an operating table and saw the operator he was coaching hopelessly fumble with the brain.115 FIGURE 1.49
technical virtuosos. Of course, the success of this book truly rests upon a team of world class contributing scholars, known for their specific expertise. Therefore the third edition enlisted new contributions from these internationally renowned neurosurgeons. The text by these authors was then combined with the work of highly skilled artists employing cutting-edge art technology. The entire project was then overseen by a patient and experienced Elsevier editing team. I am deeply grateful to the
but vigorous blunt dissection with a periosteal elevator and sponges is avoided, because spina bifida can coexist with the bony septum. The laminectomy is initiated at least one full segment above and below the septum, and it is carried out around the bony spike itself, exposing the dural cleft (Fig. 5.18A). The cleft will usually extend cephalad to the spur but hug it tightly caudally, which indicates tethering. A septal elevator frees the septum from the surrounding dura. The superficial