Category: Medical / Allied Health Services / Imaging Technologies

Intra-Operative Neuropathology for the Non-Neuropathologist

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This volume acquaints the non-neuropathologist with the advantages of clinical-radiologic-pathologic correlation in neuropathology specimens, particularly in the intra-operative consultation. As a good cytology preparation can add to, or even supply in isolation, a diagnosis, this volume covers the enormous and sometimes insurmountable artifacts involved with freezing tissue, especially central nervous system tissue. The text presents how to perform, and stain the cytologic preparations, and how to interpret them. The advantages and disadvantages of both frozen sections and cytologic preparations of various kinds are discussed. The presentation and format is very visual with diagrams, tables, with many figures including pearls and pitfalls and therefore easy reading.

An introductory chapter presents the pros and cons of cytology, the advantages and disadvantages of frozen sections, and the artifacts in both. Also included is an argument for knowing what the scans reveal, and the impact of relevant patient history. The volume uses a case-based approach to show correlation between scan, history, frozen section and cytologic preparations.

With the combination of extensive correlation of scans, cytology, and frozen section with differential diagnosis, and analysis of the information crucial to the neurosurgeon in a case-based approach and with a special chapter written by a neuroradiologist, this volume is unique in presentation and utility and will be of great value to the trainee in pathology (residents/fellows), and practicing pathologists who include neuropathology in their practice, but do not have formal fellowship training in neuropathology.

Training in Neurosurgery in the Countries of the EU

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Agreed standards and guidelines are the heart and soul of improving the differing training systems and to harmonize neurosurgical training in the European countries. Such standards and guidelines, as demanded by the politicians in a European directive, have been laid down in the European Training Charter of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) and been novellated recently. This book, written by experienced neurosurgeons, offers all those concerned with neurosurgical training – trainers and trainees – practical advice to implement the above mentioned standards and recommendations. It has been written as a manual: “How to do it”. It describes the tasks of a chairman (programme director), the tasks of the teaching staff, the organisation of a training curriculum, a rotation plan or a morbidity and mortality conference, the periodic progress evaluation, the course of an external audit and many more important topics. It contains a lot of practical tips, check lists and useful examples. Well educated young colleagues can best secure the future of our speciality and offer “safe neurosurgery ” to our patients.

Anatomical Dissections for Use in Neurosurgery

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advisabletoviewthesurfacestructuresofthebrainin able(theauthorstilldoessooccasionally)toorientate relationship to the skull, but then to start with re­ oneself on a formaldehyde-preserved brain. It is movingthebloodvesselsandleptomeningessothatin shownhowonaformaldehyde-preservedbrain,even this waythe skeletonizedorgan is dissected step by thoughitdoesnotprovidetherealconditionsofalive step, because in the preserved vascular system, the brainunderthe operative microscope, the most im­ structures are only partially recognizable and thus portant topographical relationships can be recog­ confusing. Forthisdissectiontwoorgansareneeded. nized. Inthe first dissection, thecerebrum andcerebellum Bothvolumesaretheresultofaone-yeardissection are studied. These the young neurosurgeon should course for colleagues meeting twice a week in our havebecomefamiliarduringhisinitialtraininginthe clinic.

Samii’s Essentials in Neurosurgery

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This second edition of Samii’s Essentials in Neurosurgery contains revised and updated versions of chapters from the first edition plus contributions on new topics written by leading neurosurgeons who were trained by Professor Madjid Samii in Hannover, Germany. Almost all fields of neurosurgery are covered. The authors follow the traditional principles of Samii’s philosophy in the diagnosis and management of various neurosurgical pathologies, while presenting their own personal experiences. The extensively illustrated texts document clearly how cutting-edge technology in neurosurgery is being applied in new approaches and techniques. This book will greatly assist neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and neurophysiotherapists in their everyday practice.

Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

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This volume covers stereotactic principles and functional stereotaxis. Amongst the stereotactic principles are discussions of frame-based and frameless systems of stereotaxis, image guidance stereotaxis, atlases and the technical aspects of radiosurgery. Within functional neurosurgery, disorders covered include the diagnosis and management of pain, epilepsy, movement disorders and the rediscovered field of surgery for psychiatric disorders.

Neurosurgery

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In a specialized field such as neurosurgery, highly specific knowledge is required. Training programs in the EU vary, making it difficult to standardize medical training. This manual forms the basis for a European consensus in neurosurgery. It is written for residents, students and physicians with a special interest in neurosurgery. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are detailed according to localization (cranial, spinal, peripheral nerves) with special consideration given to congenital defects and pediatric neurosurgical disorders, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, as well as critical neurosurgical care. Each chapter contains the basics of anatomy and physiology. The book is well-organized and clearly structured according to each entity and its neurosurgical treatment options. A better understanding of specific neurosurgical problems will help practicing neurosurgeons provide better medical care for their patients, and will also provide the neurosurgery resident with a reliable European standard for step-by-step management of neurosurgical problems, which will prove useful when preparing for the board examination.

Neuroanatomy

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The topographical and functional architecture of the human brain is highly complex. This stereoscopic atlas provides new insight into the human brain. The illustrations in this stereoscopic atlas have been developed using a new 3D-visualization computer model. In combination with the CD-ROM, which contains all 173 illustrations as rotatable 3D models, this innovative atlas provides a new conception of spatial structures. It has never been so easy to understand the architecture of the human brain!