This edition of Neurosurgical Emergencies is an up-to-date reference covering the most frequently encountered neurosurgical emergencies caused by disease, infection, trauma, and complications. It presents the current surgical guidelines for managing the full range of neurosurgical emergencies including those involving intracranial, spinal, and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurosurgical problems in pediatric patients. Expert specialists present their clinical insights in easy-to-follow protocols. Concise descriptions enable the reader to rapidly gain a firm understanding of pathogenesis of the problem, classification of injury, evaluation, clinical presentation, imaging, surgical indications, surgical approaches, and prognosis.
New chapters on the assessment of acute loss of consciousness, emergency management of spinal cord injury, and the management of raised intracranial pressure
More than 200 illustrations and images demonstrate key concepts
This authoritative text is an ideal resource for all neurosurgeons, residents, and specialists in emergency medicine.
A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
2008, 2nd edition, 416 pp, 38 tables, 226 illustrations