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.
Born 1943. Educated Craig y nos preparatory school Swansea, Ellesmere College, St. John's College Cambridge and St. Thomas's Hospital London. Trained in neurosurgery at Queen Square London, Frenchay Hospital Bristol and the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Practised as a neurosurgeon in Bergen from 1979 to 1993 and again from 2007 to 2010, when he retired. Between 1985 and 1990 undertook the work in Oslo which formed the basis for a doctoral thesis on intracranial epidural bleeding. Between 1993 and and 2001 travelled the world teaching Gamma Knife neurosurgery and from 2001 to 2007 was the medical director of the Gamma Knife Center in Cairo. Since retirement in 2010 had one year teaching neurology to undergraduate medical students in Shantou in China. Since 2011 has been engaged in researching and publishing papers on neurosurgical history.
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