Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery

By: Gustavo Pradilla (editor), Karl Kothbauer (editor), George I. Jallo (editor)Hardback

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In Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery, leading clinicians from around the globe present concrete advice and frank commentary on alternative options for the treatment and management of specific cranial and spinal disorders. Each succinct, easily accessible chapter addresses a different condition in a point/counterpoint format that discusses the pros and cons of the various treatment options, including surgical approaches and techniques. This highly practical, balanced coverage equips readers to make well-informed choices when selecting the most appropriate treatment modality for a particular diagnosis. Features: Lessons Learned at the end of each chapter, in which the authors summarize the debate with multiple viewpoints and carefully considered recommendations based on published evidence and their own clinical experience Incisive dialogue on twenty hot topics in the field, including how to manage arachnoid cysts, craniosynostosis, tethered cord, hydrocephalus, chiari malformations, epilepsy, aneurysms, and more Clinical and personal insights from international contributors on the variability of surgical training, experience, and available resources in different parts of the world Guidance on how to discuss treatment options and strategies to patients and their families This book is essential reading for every clinician, resident, or fellow who needs a firm understanding of the most controversial issues in pediatric neurosurgery to be able to make the best decision for the appropriate treatment option for patients in their care.

About Author

Resident, Dept of Neurosurgery;Johns Hopkins University Hospital; Baltimore; MD; USA


Intracranial 1. Sylvian Fissure Arachnoid Cyst 2. Suprasellar Arachnoid Cyst 3. Communicating Hydrocephalus 4. Noncommunicating Hydrocephalus 5. Multicompartment Hydrocephalus 6. Trapped 4th Ventricle 7. Slit Ventricle Syndrome 8. Calvarial Dermoid 9. Craniopharyngioma 10. Hypothalamic Astrocytoma 11. Ependymoma 12. Germinoma 13. Colloid Cyst 14. Sagittal Synostosis 15. Metopic Synostosis 16. Deformational Plagiocephaly 17. Vein of Galen 18. Epidural Empyema 19. Chiari Malformations 20. Epilepsy (Vagal Nerve Stimulators vs Callosotomy) 21. MoyaMoya Disease Intraspinal 22. Myelomeningocele 23. Tethered Spinal Cord 24. Lipomyelomeningocele 25. Herniated Disc 26. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors 27. Spasticity 28. Syringomyelia

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  • ISBN13: 9781604060744
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781604060744
  • weight: 1031
  • ISBN10: 1604060743

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