Kumar and colleagues' Neurocritical Care Management of the Neurosurgical Patient provides the reader with thorough coverage of neuroanatomical structures, operative surgical approaches, anesthetic considerations, as well as the full range of known complications relating to elective and non-elective neurosurgical procedures. Drawing upon the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of physicians from neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesiology, critical care, and nursing backgrounds, the text covers all aspects intensivists need to be aware of in order to provide optimal patient care.
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Over 100 world-renowned authors from multispecialty backgrounds (neurosurgeons, neuro-interventionalists, and neurointensivists) and top institutions contribute their unique perspectives to this challenging field.
Six sections cover topics such as intraoperative monitoring, craniotomy procedures, neuroanesthesiology principles, spine and endovascular neurosurgery, and additional specialty procedures.
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SECTION 1: Neuroanesthesia and Perioperative Care 1 Effects of Anesthetics, Operative Pharmacotherapy, and Recovery from Anesthesia 2 Patient Positioning for Neurosurgical Procedures 3 Anesthetic Considerations for Craniotomy 4 Perioperative Anesthetic and ICU Considerations for Spinal Surgery 5 Anesthetic Considerations for Endovascular Neurosurgery 6 Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Specific Neurosurgical Procedures 7 Intraoperative Catastrophes SECTION 2: Craniotomy VASCULAR NEUROSURGERY 8 Carotid Endarterectomy 9 Aneurysm Surgery 10 Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations and Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas 11 Cavernous Malformations 12 Bypass Surgeries for Moyamoya Disease 13 Evacuation of Intracerebral Hemorrhages 14 Pituitary Surgery 15 Meningiomas 16 Gliomas 17 Tumors of the Lateral Ventricle and the Pineal Region 18 Skull-Base Tumors 19 Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors 20 Infratentorial and Cerebellar Tumors 21 Postoperative Management Following Craniotomy for Resection of Metastatic Lesions EPILEPSY SURGERY 22 Standard Temporal Lobectomy 23 Postoperative Care of the Epilepsy Patient with Invasive Monitoring FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY 24 Deep Brain Stimulation RADIOSURGERY 25 Stereotactic Radiosurgery TRAUMA NEUROSURGERY 26 Hemorrhagic Mass Lesions 27 Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury 28 Depressed Skull and Facial Fractures 29 Decompressive Craniectomy for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury SECTION 3: Spinal Surgery 30 Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury 31 Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery Complications 32 Posterior Approaches to the Spine 33 Transthoracic and Transabdominal Approaches to the Spine SECTION 4: Endovascular Neurosurgery 34 Carotid and Intracranial Stent Placement 35 Endovascular Management of Intracranial Aneurysms 36 Arteriovenous Malformation and Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization 37 Acute Stroke Management 38 Tumor Embolization 39 Spinal Vascular Lesions SECTION 5: Intracranial Monitors and Special Procedures 40 Shunt Placement and Management 41 Placement and Complications of Intracranial Monitors and Lumbar Drains 42 Management of Flaps 43 Combined and Specialty Surgery: Otolaryngology, Plastics 44 Management of Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries SECTION 6: Specific Intensive Care Unit Complications 45 Delayed Emergence after Neurosurgery 46 Management of Postoperative Hemorrhage 47 Management of Postoperative Intracranial Hypertension 48 Management of Postoperative Stroke 49 Management of Postoperative Seizures 50 Postoperative Neurosurgical Infections