• Section 1: Principles of Neurological Surgery
1: The History of Neurosurgery, Henry Marsh and Eleni Marts
2: Clinical Assessment, Peter Bodkin and Elizabeth Visser
3: Overview of Neuroimaging, Tomasz Matys, Daniel. J. Scoffings, and Tilak Das
4: Operating Theatre Environment, Neil Kitchen and Jonathan Shapey
5: Perioperative Care of the Neurosurgical Patient, Derek Duane, Alessandro Scudellari, Karol P Budohoski, and Sylvia Karcheva
• Section 2: Tumours and Skull Base - Intrinsic Tumour
6: Low Grade Glioma, Hugues Duffau, Lorenzo Bello, and Thomas Santarius
7: High Grade Gliomas and Molecular Biology of Neurosurgical Oncology, Stephen Price, Harry Bulstrode, and Richard Mair
8: Intracranial Metastasis, Andrew Brodbelt and Rashed Zakaria
9: Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma, Boon Leong and Thangaraj Munusamy
10: Glioneuronal and other epilepsy-associated tumours, Matthias Simon and Alexander Grote
11: Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery for Brain Tumours, Susan Short
12: Chemotherapy for Brain Tumours, Nicholas Brown, Daniel Krell, and Paul Mulholland
13: Surgical Techniques in the Management of Intrinsic Tumours, Mitchel Berger and Shawn Hervey-Jumper
• Section 3: Tumours and Skull Base - Extra-axial and Skull Lesions
14: Meningiomas & Haemangiopericytoma, Michael McDermott, Thomas Santarius, Harjus Birk, Seunggu J. Han, and Ramez Kirollos
15: Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the skull base, Ossama Al-Mefty and Rami O. Almefty
16: Dermoid and Epidermoid Cysts, Andrew McEvoy
17: Esthesioneuroblastoma, Fred Gentili, Lior Gonen, and Georgios Klironomos
18: Malignant Skull Base Tumours, Benedict Panizza and Adel Helmy
19: Surgical Management of Tumours of the Orbit, Paul Gardner, Joseph D. Chabot, and S. Tonya Stefko
20: Skull Lesions, Ivan Tmofeev and Giorgio Gioffre
21: Surgical Management of Anterolateral Skull Base Lesions, Michael Cusimano and Michael P. Meier
• Section 4: Tumours and Skull Base - CP Angle
22: Schwannomas, Tiit Mathiesen and Petter Förander
23: Glomus Tumours, Andrew King and Omar Pathmanaban
24: Surgical management of cerebellopontine angle and petrous lesions, Andrew Kaye, Nicholas Hall, and Yuval Sufaro
• Section 5: Tumours and Skull Base - Sellar and Supra Sellar Tumours
25: Pituitary Tumours, Kanna Gnanalingham, Zsolt Zador, Tara Kearney, Federico Roncaroli, and H Rao Gattamaneni
26: Craniopharyngioma and Rathke's Cleft cysts, Rudolf Fahlbusch, V. Gerganov, and H. Metwali
27: Surgical Management of Sellar and Suprasellar Tumours, William Couldwell and Jayson A. Neil
• Section 6: Tumours and Skull Base - Posterior Fossa
28: Medulloblastoma, James Rutka
29: Ependymoma, Christopher Chandler
30: Haemangioblastoma, Donald McArthur and Ammar Natalwala
31: Surgical Approaches to Posterior Fossa Tumours, Jacques Morcos, Osaama Khan, and Ashish Shah
• Section 7: Tumours and Skull Base - Intraventricular
32: Intraventricular Tumours, Paul Grundy and Vasileios Apostolopoulos
33: Colloid Cyst, Paul Chumas and Asim Sheikh
34: Choroid Plexus tumours, Shlomi Constantini, Jonathan Roth, and Rina Dvir
35: Surgical Management of Intraventricular Lesions, Guilherme Ribas, Eduardo Ribas, and Ramez W Kirollos
• Section 8: Tumours and Skull Base - Pineal
36: Pineal Tumours, Michael Jenkinson, Mueez Waqar, Samantha Mills, and Conor L Mallucci
37: Surgical management of pineal region lesions, Nicolas de Tribolet, Christoph M Woernle, and René Bernays
• Section 9: Tumours and Skull Base - Tumour Syndromes
38: Neurophakomatoses, Timothy Jones, Fay Greenway, and Frances Elmslie
39: Uncommon Brain Lesions, Thomas Santarius, Hani Marcus, and Yizhou Wan
• Section 10: Neurotrauma and Intensive Care
40: Epidemiology of head injury and outcome after head injury, Nabeel Alshafai and Andrew Maas
41: Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury, Geoffrey Manley, John K. Yue, Hansen Deng, Ethan A.
Neurosurgery is a rapidly developing and technically demanding branch of surgery that requires a detailed knowledge of the basic neuro-sciences and a thorough clinical approach. The Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery is an up-to-date, objective and readable text that covers the full scope of neurosurgical practice. It is part of the Oxford Textbooks in Surgery series, edited by Professor Sir Peter Morris.
The book is split into 20 overarching sections (Principles of Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology of Intrinsic Tumours; Extra-axial Tumours and Skull Lesions; Cerebro-Pontine Angle Tumours; Sellar and Supra-Sellar Tumours; Posterior Fossa Tumours; Pineal tumours; Uncommon Tumours and Tumour Syndromes; Neurotrauma and Intensive Care; Vascular Neurosurgery; Principles of Spinal Surgery; Spinal Pathology; Spinal Trauma; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Functional Neurosurgery; Epilepsy; Paediatric Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery for Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders and Neurosurgical Infection).
Each section takes a dual approach with, 'Generic Surgical Management' chapters that focus on specific clinical problems facing the neurosurgeon (e.g. sellar/supra-sellar tumour, Intradural Spina Tumours etc.) and 'Pathology-Specific' chapters (e.g. Glioma, Meningeal Tumours, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity, Aneurysm etc.). Where appropriate, this division provides the reader with easily accessible information for both clinical problems which present in a regional fashion and specific pathologies. The generic chapters cover aspects such as operative approaches, neuroanatomy and nuances.
Specifically each chapter in the book incorporates several strands. Firstly the fundamental neuroscience (anatomy, pathology, genetics etc.) that underlies the clinical practice. Secondly, a review of the requisite clinical investigations (e.g. angiography, electrodiagnostics, radiology). Thirdly, a thorough evidence based review of clinical practice. Following this a consideration of the key debates and controversies in the field with 'pro-' and 'con-' sections (e.g. minimally invasive spine surgery, microsurgical treatment of aneurysms) is provided. A summary of the key papers and clinical scales relevant to neurosurgery form the concluding part.
The book is a 'one-stop' text for trainees and consultants in neurosurgery, residents, those preparing for sub-specialty exams and other professionals allied to surgery who need to gain an understanding of the field. It acts as both a point of reference to provide a focussed refresher for the experienced neurosurgeon as well as a trusted training resource.
• The Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery is an up-to-date, objective and readable text that covers the full scope of neurosurgical practice.
• The book is split into 20 overarching sections: (Principles of Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology of Intrinsic Tumours; Extra-axial Tumours and Skull Lesions; Cerebro-Pontine Angle Tumours; Sellar and Supra-Sellar Tumours; Posterior Fossa Tumours; Pineal tumours; Uncommon Tumours and Tumour Syndromes; Neurotrauma and Intensive Care; Vascular Neurosurgery; Principles of Spinal Surgery; Spinal Pathology; Spinal Trauma; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Functional Neurosurgery; Epilepsy; Paediatric Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery for Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders and Neurosurgical Infection).
• Each section takes a dual approach with, 'Generic Surgical Management' chapters that focus on specific clinical problems facing the neurosurgeon and 'Pathology-Specific' chapters.
• It acts as both a point of reference to provide a focussed refresher for the experienced neurosurgeon as well as a trusted training manual.
• E-Brain links included in the text
• Ramez Kirollos, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
• Adel Helmy, University Lecturer Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge.
• Simon Thomson, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK.
• Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge, UK