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• Part 1 Intracranial Pathology: Tumors
1 Vestibular Schwannoma in Neurofibromatosis Type 2
2 Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytomas (SEGA)
3 Sturge-Weber Syndrome
4 Von Hippel–Lindau Disease—Hemangioblastoma
5 Parasagittal Meningioma
6 Tuberculum Sellae meningioma
7 Olfactory Groove Meningioma
8 Sphenoid Wing Meningioma
9 Hemangiopericytoma
10 Anterior Clinoidal Meningioma
11 Velum Interpositum Meningioma
12 Pituitary Apoplexy
13 Secreting Pituitary Lesion
14 Non-Functioning Pituitary Adenoma
15 Craniopharyngioma: Endoscopic Approach
16 High Grade Glioma – Surgical Treatment
17 High Grade Glioma – Epigenetics
18 Eloquent Cortex Low Grade Glioma
19 Brain Metastasis
20 Meningeal Carcinomatosis
21 Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
22 Fibrous Dysplasia of the Skull
23 Orbital Tumor
24 Multiple Ring-Enhancing Cerebral Lesions
25 Paraganglioma
26 Colloid Cyst of the Third Ventricle
27 Central Neurocytoma
28 Clival Chordoma
29 Petrous Apex Tumor
30 Intracranial Chondrosarcoma
• Part 2 Intracranial Pathology: Vascular
31 Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
32 Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation
33 Supratentorial Cavernous Angioma
34 Brainstem Vascular Lesions
35 Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistulas
36 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Vasospasm
37 Posterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm
38 Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm with Intracerebral Hemorrhage
39 Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm
40 Blister Carotid Aneurysm
41 Basilar Tip Aneurysms
42 Vertebrobasilar Junction Aneurysms
43 Concomitant Arteriovenous Malformation and Aneurysm
44 Stent and Balloon Assisted Coiling
45 Balloon Test Occlusion and Giant Aneurysm
46 Ischemic Stroke Initial Management
47 Decompressive Craniectomy for Ischemic Stroke
48 Adult Moyamoya
49 Hypertensive Putaminal Hematoma
50 Cerebellar Hemorrhage
51 Amaurosis Fugax with Carotid Occlusion
52 Tandem Extracranial and Intracranial Carotid Stenosis
53 Vertebral Artery Stenosis with Ischemia
54 High-Grade Carotid Stenosis and Intracranial Aneurysm
• Part 3 Trauma
55 Chronic Subdural Hematoma
56 Mild Head Injury
57 Epidural Hematoma
58 Traumatic Acute Subdural Hematoma
59 New Trends in Neurotrauma Monitoring
60 Intracranial Pressure Management
61 Gunshot Wound Injury to the Head
62 Other Penetrating Intracranial Trauma
• Part 4 Pediatric
63 Aqueductal Stenosis
64 Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infections
65 Slit Ventricle Syndrome
66 Mega-hydrocephalus
67 Cerebellar Medulloblastoma
68 Brainstem Glioma 1 — Pons
69 Pineal Region Tumors
70 Posterior Fossa Ependymoma
71 Neurofibromatosis Type 1
72 Hypothalamic Hamartoma
73 Posterior Fossa Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
74 Vein of Galen Malformation
75 Pediatric Head Trauma
76 Pediatric Intracranial Epidural Abscess
77 Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fistula
78 Cerebral Palsy and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomies
79 Neural Tube Defect
80 Idiopathic Syringomyelia in Children and Adolescents
81 Tethered Cord Syndrome
82 Positional Plagiocephaly
83 Scaphocephaly – Open Repair
84 Scaphocephaly – Endoscopic Repair
• Part 5 Functional
85 Tic Douloureux
86 Hemifacial Spasm
87 Postherpetic Neuralgia
88 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) In Children
89 Spasticity after Cord Injury
90 Neuronavigation and Intraoperative Imaging
91 Deep Brain Stimulation: Parkinson's Disease
92 Deep Brain Stimulation: Essential Tremor
93 Deep Brain Stimulation: Dystonia
94 Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
95 Hemispherectomy
96 Corpus Callosotomy for Drop Attacks
97 Vagal Nerve Stimulator
98 Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
99 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
• Part 6 Spine
100 Occipital Condyle Fractures
101 Jefferson Fractures
102 Hangman's Fracture
103 Atlantoaxial Instability
104 Type 2 Odontoid Fracture
105 Basilar Invagination
106 Central Cord Syndrome / Cord Contusion
107 Lower Cervical Fracture Dislocation
108 Thoracic Compression Fracture with Neurological Deficit
109 Thoracolumbar Fracture-Dislocation With Complete Spinal Cord Injury
110 Disc Disruption and Ligamentous Injury
111 Lumbar Burst Fracture
112 Lumbar Chance Fracture
113 Gunshot Injuries to the Spine
114 Spinal Cord Injury without Radiologic Abnormality (SCIWORA)
115 Acute Cervical Disc Herniation
116 Anterior versus Posterior Approaches to the Cervical Spine
117 Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
118 Thoracic Disk Herniation
119 Thoracolumbar Scoliosis
120 Lower Back Pain – Conservative Management
121 Lumbar Disc Herniation
122 Black Disk with Advanced Modic Changes
123 Neurogenic versus Vascular Claudications
124 Cauda Equina Syndrome
125 Lumbar Spondylosis with Facet Hypertrophy
126 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
127 Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction SIJ Fusion
128 Intradural Spinal Tumor
129 Intramedullary Spinal Tumor
130 Spinal Metastases
131 Lumbar Vertebral Mass
132 Cervical Spine Mass
133 Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation
134 Spinal Arteriovenous Fistula
135 Spinal Epidural Abscess
136 Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Diskitis
137 Spinal Cord Inflammatory Disorder
138 Chiari I Malformation
• Part 7 Peripheral Nerve
139 Median Nerve Entrapment at the Wrist
140 Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Elbow
141 Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
142 Brachial Plexus Injury and Horner Syndrome
143 Median Nerve Laceration at the Wrist (Spaghetti Wrist)
144 Radial Nerve Injury
145 Axillary Mass
146 Medial Arm Mass
147 Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
148 Foot Drop and Peroneal Nerve Injury
149 Gunshot Injury to the Sciatic Nerve

Neurosurgical vignettes in question and answer format provide robust prep for the ABNS oral exam!

Neurosurgery Case Review: Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition by Remi Nader, Abdulrahman Sabbagh, Samer Elbabaa, Hosam Al-Jehani, Jaime Gasco, and Cristian Gragnaniello provides a robust study guide for the American Board Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada oral board examinations. The second edition expands on the highly successful first edition, presenting 149 cases commonly encountered by neurosurgeons in clinical practice.

The cases are broadly divided into seven sections—tumor, vascular intracranial pathology, trauma, pediatric, functional, spine, and peripheral nerves. The chapters are arranged in a manner that mirrors the oral board exam. Each case includes a brief clinical scenario followed by questions on presentation, diagnosis, imaging, management, surgical detail, complications, and outcome. The presented information is backed by the latest available evidence-based references and data.

• Contributions from internationally renowned neurosurgical educators
• Detailed answers enhance readers' knowledge and provide guidance on how to respond to questions asked in the oral board exams
• More than 430 high-quality images, many in full color, ensure visual understanding of key concepts
• Suggested readings at the end of cases offer additional study resources

This is an indispensable, one-stop resource for neurosurgical residents and fellows prepping for the ABNS and Royal College oral board examinations. Neurosurgeons studying for recertification will also find this book an invaluable reference for rapid review.