Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on spinal neurosurgery presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning, decision making, surgical procedure, after care, and complication management of common and uncommon disorders. The cases explore the spectrum of clinical diversity and complexity within spinal neurosurgery, including occipital cervical dislocation, cervical myelopathy, thoracic cord compression, lumbar stenosis, and more.
Each chapter also contains 'pivot points' that illuminate changes required to manage patients in alternate or atypical situations, and pearls for accurate diagnosis, successful treatment, and effective complication management. Containing a focused review of medical evidence and expected outcomes, Spinal Neurosurgery is appropriate for neurosurgeons who wish to learn more about a subspecialty, and those preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery oral examination.
Advance Praise for Spinal Neurosurgery
"I congratulate Drs. Harrop and Maulucci for this well done book that utilizes a unique and very effective format to cover the gamut of spine surgery and spine care topics. The book is well organized, lavishly illustrated with numerous figures and images, and includes oral board review pearls that are of particular value for those studying for their neurosurgery board examinations."
— Edward Benzel, MD, Emeritus Chair of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
"Through this extensive collection of various spine related clinical scenarios, the reader is able to learn very pertinent management principles and pearls. This book is particularly useful for those who are preparing for the oral boards, but also serves as excellent reading material for neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons at any stage in their career."
— Charles Sansur, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
"Drs. Harrop and Maulucci have assembled an excellent compendium of cases/pathologies. The "Case-based" approach of this text lends itself to an easy readability as well as a compartmentalization of the reading for busy practitioners. This book is extremely useful to practitioners at all stages in their career, as it covers both basic and controversial information for each topic, and may be particularly useful for those surgeons reviewing for their oral board examination."
— Michael Y. Wang, MD, FACS, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Rehab, Medicine Spine Fellowship Director, Chief of Neurosurgery, University of Miami Hospital and Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL