A comprehensive guide to traumatic brain injury, beginning with an introduction to epidemiology, biomechanics and pathology of head injury, then discussing resulting conditions, and the academic and clinical aspects of their management.
Written by experts in the fields of neuropsychiatry, neurology and rehabilitation medicine, dedicated chapters also examine rarer aspects including post-traumatic basal ganglia haematoma, dural sinus thrombosis, CSF otorrhea and facial injuries. Fluid and electrolyte management are also discussed.
Comprehensive guide to traumatic brain injury discussing numerous conditions resulting from head trauma, as well as basic epidemiology, biomechanics and pathology
Includes chapters on rarer conditions, as well as fluid and electrolyte management
Almost 300 colour images and illustrations
A K Mahapatra MS MCh DNB MAMS FNASc Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Raj Kumar MS MCh FASET FRCS MRCS MAMS MNASc Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery Chief Trauma Centre, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India Raj Kamal MS MCh Former Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Introduction Epidemiology of Head Injury Biomechanics of Head Injury Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury Pathology of Head Injury Traumatic Brain Edema Role of Abnormal Calcium Homeostasis in Head Injury Ischemic Damage in Brain Following Head Injury Neurological Examination of Head Injured Patients Imaging in Head Injury Role of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Monitoring in Head Injury Monitoring in Head Injury Management of Severe Head Injury Minor Head Injury 15. Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance in Head Injury Coagulopathy in Head Injury Coagulopathy in Head Injury in Reference to Pediatric Patients Role of Surgery in Head Injury The Role of Stereotactic Surgery in Head Injury Endocrinal Abnormalities Following Head Injury The Role of Hypothermia in Head Injury Management Prognosis and Outcome in Head Injury Improving Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury Extradural Hematoma Posterior Fossa Extradural Hematoma Acute Subdural Hematomas Cerebral Contusion and Intracerebral Hematoma Penetrating Head Injuries Traumatic Diffuse Axonal Injury Pediatric Head Injury Head Injury in Elderly Chronic Subdural Hematoma Traumatic Cerebellar Hematomas Traumatic Basal Ganglia Hematomas and Infarcts Post-traumatic Meningitis and Brain Abscess Post-traumatic Hydrocephalus Post-traumatic Epilepsy Post-traumatic Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula-CSF Rhinorrhea Post-traumatic CSF Otorrhea Skull Base Fractures Traumatic Carotico-cavernous Fistula Traumatic Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis Cranioplasty Visual Problems Following Head Injury Growing Skull Fracture Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Craniocervical Junction Injuries Traumatic Brainstem Hemorrhage Management of Facial Injuries Nutritional Management of Head Injury Rehabilitation in Head Injury Persistent Vegetative State in Head Injury Prevention of Head Injuries Newer Trends in Management of Neurotrauma Genetic Influences in Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Death: Indian Law on Organ Transplant Index