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Spinal Instability (New Procedures in Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology)

Spinal Instability (New Procedures in Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology)

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This easy-to-consult guide describes new minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of spinal instability that are accompanied by fewer complications and side-effects, reduce the risks of anesthesia, and lower costs. Clear accounts of a range of CT, X-ray, and MRI guided techniques are provided, including radiofrequency ablation in facet syndrome, cervical spine fusion, posterior and anterior lumbar spine fusion, and lumbosacral fusion. A brief but comprehensive introduction is included on biomechanics, relevant clinical syndromes, and diagnostic imaging. Like other books in the Springer series New Procedures in Spinal Interventional Neuroradiology, this practice-oriented volume will fill a significant gap in the literature and meet the need expressed by a large number of specialists (interventional neuroradiologists and radiologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedists) for a topical and handy guide that specifically illustrates the presently available materials and methods.


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  • Released on: 2015-01-23
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25″ h x .33″ w x 6.10″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 123 pages

New Book: Craniopharyngiomas: Comprehensive Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome

Craniopharyngiomas: Comprehensive Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome

Craniopharyngiomas: Comprehensive Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome

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Authors:
James J. Evans

Tyler J.Kenning

It is a comprehensive guide to the science, diagnosis and treatment of craniopharyngiomas, that grow near the pituitary gland. Even though these tumors are generally benign, due to the location, prognosis was often bleak. This reference provides a resource for specialists requiring a comprehensive overview of this tumor, outlining new diagnostic, imaging and surgical techniques, including endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgery.

With a better prognosis, patients require multidisciplinary management from neurology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, and neuropathology.

  • The only comprehensive guide to the science, diagnosis and treatment of craniopharyngiomas
  • Includes multidisciplinary management from neurology, otolaryngology, radiation oncology, endocrinology, and neuropathology
  • Detailed coverage of the impacts of new diagnostic, imaging and neurosurgical techniques including endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgery

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  • Published on: 2015-01-22
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25″ h x .0″ w x 7.52″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 612 pages

About the Author

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Albany Medical Center. Dr. Kenning is fellowship trained in surgery of pathology of the cranial base and specifically endoscopic endonasal surgery, Dr. Kenning heads the cranial base surgery program at a major academic center in Albany, NY. He has authored many peer-reviewed papers in neurosurgical and neuro-oncological journals as well as contributed several book chapters.

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology, Director, Cranial Base and Pituitary Surgery, Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Evans is a fellowship-trained cranial base surgeon, board-certified, and has been in practice for over ten years. He has held numerous prominent positions in national societies, is well-known in the field of cranial base surgery, and is an innovator in the field of endoscopic endonasal surgery. He is well-published and co-authored Clinical Manual of Trigeminal Neuralgia (CRC Press, 2007).

New Book: MRI of Degenerative Disease of the Spine: A Case-Based Atlas

MRI of Degenerative Disease of the Spine: A Case-Based Atlas
By Paola D’Aprile

MRI of Degenerative Disease of the Spine: A Case-Based Atlas

This richly illustrated case-based atlas thoroughly depicts the role of MR imaging in the assessment of patients presenting with pain due to degenerative disease of the spine and will serve as an excellent guide to differential diagnosis. Importantly, generic radicular compression is the main reason for the painful symptomatology in only a limited number of cases, and this book illustrates and emphasizes how various anatomic elements of the spine can be responsible. The imaging features of a range of disorders involving both the anterior and posterior elements of the spine are described, including active inflammatory osteochondrosis, atypical herniated discs, facet joint disorders, spondylolysis, and degenerative-inflammatory changes of the spinal ligaments and posterior perispinal muscles. Each example is supported by clinical data, and a series of unusual cases are also presented. MR study protocols include T2-weighted sequences with fat saturation and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences with fat saturation to allow better visualization or highlighting of various inflammatory changes in the spine. Radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, and rehabilitation physicians will all find this atlas a valuable asset in their practice.


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  • A 48-year-old woman

  • Chronic low back pain

  • Improvement with rest

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(ac) Sagittal SE T1-weighted image (a), sagittal TSE T2-weighted image with fat saturation (b), sagittal SE T1-weighted image with fat saturation following administration of contrast medium (c). The opposing L4 and L5 vertebral bodies present a hypointense band in T1 (aarrows), with hyperintense signal in T2 (barrows) and contrast enhancement (carrows). The L4/L5 intervertebral disc is collapsed. The same disc shows hyperintense signal in T2 (b) and marginal contrast enhancement (c), due to sterile inflammation. Diagnosis: osteochondrosis in active-inflammatory phase (i.e. osteochondritis)

New Book: Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy

Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy

Biopsy Diagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy

Juan BILBAO, Robert E Schmidt

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Peripheral nerve analysis is a challenging task for pathologists, given the advent of new diagnoses and techniques of analysis and the impact of molecular genetics. This book presents a simple, logical method for constructing a differential diagnosis based on pathology and clinical presentation. It also provides advice on the selection of ancillary molecular, immunohistochemical and genetic techniques to establish a definitive diagnosis. Clear, authoritative guidance is offered on diagnosis of the full range of neuropathies with the aid of a wealth of high-quality color photomicrographs and electron micrographs. The pathologist will benefit greatly from the identification of a variety of artifacts and normal structures occasionally encountered in nerve biopsies that need to be distinguished from specific pathologic alterations. This user-friendly, practical text will be an invaluable aid in achieving the most specific diagnosis possible.


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  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.18″ h x 1.18″ w x 8.86″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 486 pages

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About the Author
Robert E. Schmidt, MD, PhD, graduated from Washington University School of Medicine and has since spent his entire career at the School. For the past two decades he has been Director of the Division of Neuropathology and Professor of Pathology and in 2006 he was also appointed Director of the Research Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory. Dr. Schmidt is the recipient of various honors and awards and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a longstanding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology and since 2007 has been Senior Editor of Brain Pathology. Dr. Schmidt is the lead or co-author of 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many reviews and other publications. Juan M. Bilbao, MD, graduated from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina and then undertook residencies in Boston and Montreal. He received his certification in Neuropathology from the American Board of Pathology in 1972 and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1973. Dr. Bilbao has been an Associate Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto since 1997 and Consultant Neuropathologist at the Toronto Hospital Corporation since 1998. He is also now Associate Pathologist (Neuropathology) at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Bilbo is a past Chief Examiner, Section of Neuropathology, for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is the author of 124 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous other publications.

New Book: Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children From Springer

Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children

Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children

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This book, written by experts from across the world, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview covering all aspects of posterior fossa tumor in children, including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, cerebellar astrocytoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, chordoma, brain stem tumors, and rarer entities. For each tumor type, individual chapters are devoted to genetics, radiological evaluation using advanced imaging techniques, surgery, pathology, oncology, and radiation treatment. In addition, a separate section describes the various surgical approaches that may be adopted and offers guidance on the treatment of hydrocephalus and the role of intraoperative mapping and monitoring. Useful information is also provided on anatomy, clinical presentation, neurological evaluation, and molecular biology. The book closes by discussing in detail immediate postoperative care, the management of surgical complications, and longer-term rehabilitation and support. Posterior fossa tumors are the most common pediatric brain tumors but are often difficult to treat owing to their proximity to critical brain structures and their tendency to cause marked intracranial hypertension. Practitioners of all levels of experience will find Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children to be a richly illustrated, state of the art guide to the management of these tumors that will serve as an ideal reference in clinical practice.


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  • Published on: 2015-01-14
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 940 pages

New Book: Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery

Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery

Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery

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This practical handbook presents the current options and best methods for bleeding prevention and management as well as treatment strategies for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), all of which are important yet potentially intimidating issues frequently faced by neurosurgeons. The chapters in the book are designed to help readers quickly and easily locate urgently needed information or go directly to a specific topic related to patient care.

Key Features:

  • Review of drugs and herbal products that affect coagulation with specific reversal strategies
  • Preoperative and intraoperative methods to prevent and manage blood loss including strategies for blood replacement
  • Recommendations for prophylaxis and treatment of DVT and PE
  • Chapters dealing with the management of nine specific neurosurgical situations including brain tumor, cerebrovascular, trauma, spinal and pediatric with patient examples

Comprehensive and conveniently portable, this handbook is essential for both residents and practicing neurosurgeons or ENT physicians who need to master and/or refresh their knowledge of the best approaches for prevention and management of bleeding and DVT in their patients.


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  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.99″ h x 5.00″ w x .0″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 475 page