Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management, and Pathophysiology examines the history of the concepts underlying the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding. The pathophysiology of epidural bleeding was examined in two PhD theses in the 1980s, with the results published in top international journals. However, these concepts have not been understood by the general neurosurgical community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of how epidural bleeding actually works. It can be used to help improve the interpretation of images during management, and to assess degrees of urgency. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurologists, cerebrovascular physiologists, trauma surgeons, and medical historians.
Section I. Epidural Haematoma - Relevant Basic Knowledge 1. Introduction Section II. History of Brain Trauma Management 2. Ancient World - Before Brain Anatomy 3. Ancient World - Developing Knowledge 4. From Ancient Times to the Seventeenth Century 5. The Renaissance 6. The Seventeenth Century 7. The Eighteenth Century 8. The Nineteenth Century 9. The Twentieth Century Section III. Intermediate Summary 10. Historical Summary 11. The Lucid Interval Section IV. Pathophysiology 12. Developing Notions of Pathophysiology 13. Intracranial Vascular Dynamics 14. Factors affecting the Formation of Epidural Hematomas 15. Intracranial Effects of Epidural Bleeding 16. Terminal Changes in Epidural Bleeding 17. Status Quo Vadis