Clinically focused, question and answer format
Based on real clinical cases
Educational material is presented with each case
Draws on basic sciences (i.e. anatomy, physiology) in explaining clinical problems
Includes common variations on cases, postoperative complications, and medical problems in neurosurgery, in order to assist trainees in daily problem solving
Includes core topics specified in the British Neurosurgical Training Programme
Contains radiological and other key images
Referenced to literature
Part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this volume includes 65 neurosurgical cases covering all core topics specified in the UK Neurosurgical Training Curriculum. Cases are drawn from the following clinical areas: trauma, vascular neurosurgery, tumours, spinal neurosurgery, hydrocephalus and paediatric neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, and medical problems in neurosurgery.
Revolving around actual patients and the relevant knowledge required in specific situations for decision making in clinical practice (for example, when to operate on a case, when not to operate, balancing risks, which investigations to carry out and in what order), this book will serve as an invaluable educational tool to help trainees, doctors and practising neurosurgeons manage the a wide variety of clinical scenarios encountered in neurosurgery.
Edited by A. Alonso Aguirre, Executive Director, Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Edited by Richard Ostfeld, and Edited by Peter Daszak
Alonso Aguirre is Executive Director of the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program based at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, and Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy in George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He cofounded the emerging discipline of Conservation Medicine and has over 20 years of experience in conservation of biodiversity wildlife medicine and management in over 23 countries. Rick Ostfeld is Senior Scientist and Animal Ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust). He is a leader in the field of conservation medicine and a respected disease ecologist.
Section 1 Cranial trauma: Cases 1-8
Section 2 Spinal trauma: Cases 9-16
Section 3 Vascular neurosurgery: Cases 17-28
Section 4 Neuro-oncology: Cases 29-45
Section 5 Spinal Neurosurgery: Cases 46-52
Section 6 Paediatric neurosurgery and hydrocephalus: Cases 53-61
Section 7. Miscellaneous: Cases 62-67
List of cases by diagnosis
List of diagnoses by aetiological mechanisms