Pediatric Brain and Spine: An Atlas of MRI and Spectroscopy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 23, 2004 - Medical - 494 pages
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This practical MR imaging atlas covers all aspects of pediatric brain and spine imaging including contemporary techniques such as diffusion imaging, fetal imaging and MR spectroscopy. The book consists of 12 chapters, starting with the developing pediatric brain and continuing with metabolic, congenital, genetic, traumatic, inflammatory and neoplastic processes of the brain and spine. Each entity is comprehensively illustrated with multiple top-quality images and accompanied by clinical history, a short discussion and the most pertinent references. There are extensive illustrations of MR imaging of child abuse. The authors are currently all at the University of Rochester, New York, but have long experience of pediatric neuroradiology from an international perspective, which guarantees a broad view of the subject. The book is valuable for radiologists, pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and pediatric neurologists, as well as for physicians in training in these areas. This richly illustrated atlas is a quick clinical reference for all involved in pediatric neuroimaging.
 

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Contents

Normal Brain Myelination
Cavum Septi Pellucidi Cavum Vergae
Congenital Brain Malformations 17
Hydranencephaly 25
Micrencephaly with Lissencephaly 34
Inherited Neurological Diseases
Zellweger Syndrome 78
Defects in Genes Encoding
Periventricular Leukomalacia PVL
Hypoxic Encephalopathy in NearDrowning 267
Cortical Laminar Necrosis 275
Vascular Disorders 287
WiskottAldrich Syndrome WAS
Developmental Venous Anomaly 312
Intracranial Aneurysm 322
Head and Neck

Miscellaneous 106
Meningitis and Complications of Meningitis 127
Brain Abscess 133
Nocardiosis 139
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection 149
Cysticercosis 157
Acute Cerebellitis 164
Posterior Fossa Tumors
Cerebellar Pilocytic Astrocytoma 173
Epidermoid Tumor 180
Supratentorial Brain Tumors
Oligodendroglioma 194
Gliomatosis Cerebri 202
Germinoma of the Pineal Region 208
Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor PNET 214
Brain Damage 235
Epidural and Subdural Hematoma 247
Neurofibromatosis 342
Schwannoma of the Tongue 348
Anophthalmos 354
Osteosarcoma of the Cranium 362
Mastoiditis with Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis 368
Ventriculus Terminalis
Caudal Regression Syndrome 383
Spinal Cord Astrocytoma 391
Neuronbromatosis Type 2 NF2 398
Neuroblastoma 404
Fetal Imaging 437
Aplasia of the Corpus Callosum 444
Miscellaneous 449
SturgeWeber Syndrome 456
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis 360
Rasmussens Encephalitis 165
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