Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery

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A. Leland Albright, P. David Adelson, Ian F. Pollack
Thieme, 2008 - Child - 1286 pages
This book presents the latest management techniques for pediatric neurosurgical disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice. In this edition, chapters are organized into separate sections including cerebral disorders, spinal disorders, neoplasms, trauma, cerebrovascular disease, functional disorders, and infectious disorders. Each chapter describes the diagnostic studies, pathology and pathobiology, indications for surgery, treatment alternatives, prognostic factors and outcomes. editors. Pearls identify critical steps in management. More than 850 high-quality images demonstrate disease pathology and surgical approaches and techniques. Easy-to-read tables synthesize key clinical concepts. New chapters cover ethical issues in pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery in developing countries, and in utero neurosurgery. specialists and residents in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.
 

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Contents

Treatment of Hydrocephalus with Shunts
109
Neuroendoscopy
131
Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus
145
Congenital Arachnoid Cysts and the DandyWalker Complex
162
Extracerebral Fluid Collections in Infants
187
Congenital Intracranial Malformations
197
Chiari Malformations
217
Encephaloceles Meningoceles and Dermal Sinuses
233
Congenital Defects of the Scalp and Skull
254
Craniosynostosis
265
Craniofacial Syndromes
289
Congenital and Developmental Spinal Disorders
311
In Utero Surgery for Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus
313
Spinal Meningoceles
323
Myelomeningocele
338
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
367
Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities
394
Intraspinal Congenital Cysts Neurenteric Arachnoid Dermoid and Epidermoid
415
Congenital Vertebral Anomalies
425
Syringomyelia and Hydromyelia
444
Neoplasms
475
Scalp and Skull Neoplasms
477
Brain Tumors in the First Two Years of Life
489
Supratentorial Hemispheric Gliomas
511
A Supratentorial Hemispheric Nonglial Neoplasms
531
Optic Pathway Gliomas
552
Craniopharyngiomas
560
Pediatric Pituitary Adenomas
579
Pineal Region Tumors
585
Medulloblastomas
606
Ependymomas
621
Brainstem Gliomas
640
Cerebellar Pilocytic Astrocytomas
655
Skull Base Tumors
668
Spinal Extradural Neoplasms and Intradural Extramedullar Neoplasms
694
Penetrating Craniocerebral Injuries
808
Hematomas
822
Traumatic Vascular Injuries
828
Critical Care Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
833
Rehabilitation and Outcome of Head Injuries
848
Cranioplasty
864
Brachial Plexus Injuries and Other Peripheral Nerve Injuries
885
Spinal Column Trauma
908
Spinal Cord Injuries
925
Intervertebral Disk Disease
939
Cerebrovascular Disease
945
Cavernous and Venous Malformations
947
Intracerebral Aneurysms
960
Arteriovenous Malformations
983
Management of Cerebrovascular Malformations Arteriovenous Malformations Cavernous Malformations and Venous Malformations
995
Ischemic Stroke in the Pediatric Population
1004
Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation
1014
Spinal Vascular Malformations
1029
Functional Disorders
1043
Evaluation of Intractable Epilepsy
1045
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
1056
Extratemporal Epilepsy
1072
Nonresective Surgical Management of Refractory Epilepsy Callosotomy and Vagal Stimulation
1096
Hemispherectomy
1115
Spasticity and Movement Disorders
1121
Infectious Disorders
1139
Shunt Infections
1141
Intracranial Epidural and Subdural Infections
1148
Brain Abscesses and Encephalitis
1162
Tuberculosis and Fungal and Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System
1182
Infections of the Spinal Axis
1197
Neuroanesthesia
1211
Neuroanesthesia
1213
Index
1231
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Ian Pollack has contributed illustrations to virtually every English magazine, and in the United States to Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and more. Mr. Pollack spent a full year on the art for King Lear.

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