"Essential Neurosurgery" provides a comprehensive introduction to neurosurgery for junior surgical trainees and medical students. The book concentrates on the principles of neurosurgical diagnosis and management of the more common central nervous system problems, including an understanding of neurology and the pathological basis of neurological disease. There is also coverage of neurosurgical techniques and postoperative patient management. This new edition brings the text fully up to date and includes many of the biological and technological advances made in the field of neurosurgery that have improved surgical possibilities and patient outcomes. Review quotations from the previous edition 'flowing and well highlighted text keeps the reader interested in the subject' - "British Journal of Neurosurgery". 'an excellent text...well organised and clearly set out' - "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry".
Professor Andrew H. Kaye, MBBS MD FRACS James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Australia Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, which is the official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and the Australian Association of Neurologists.
* Preface to the third edition * Preface of the first edition * Neurological Assessment and Examination * Neurosurgical Investigations * Raised Intracranial Pressure and Hydrocephalus * Head Injuries * Traumatic Intracranial Haematomas * Brain Tumours * Benign Brain Tumours * Pituitary Tumours * Subarachnoid Haemorrhage * Stroke * Developmental Abnormalities * Infections of the Central Nervous System * Low Back Pain and Leg Pain * Cervical Disc and Cervical Spondylosis * Spinal Cord Compression * Spinal Injuries * Peripheral Nerve Entrapment and Tumours * Facial Pain and Hemifacial Spasm * Pain - neurosurgical management * Movement disorders - neurosurgical aspects * Epilepsy and its neurosurgical aspects * Index